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Log streaming: OpenStack

  Last updated July 10, 2017

Fastly's Real-Time Log Streaming feature can send log files to OpenStack. OpenStack is an open-source platform for cloud-computing that many companies deploy as an infrastructure-as-a-service.

Adding OpenStack as a logging endpoint

After Fastly support has enabled the OpenStack endpoint for your account, follow these instructions to add OpenStack as a logging endpoint:

  1. Review the information in our Setting Up Remote Log Streaming guide.
  2. Click the OpenStack logo. The Create an OpenStack endpoint page appears.

    New OpenStack Endpoint page

  3. Fill out the Create an OpenStack endpoint fields as follows:
    • In the Name field, type a human-readable name for the endpoint.
    • In the Log format field, optionally type an Apache-style string or VCL variables to use for log formatting. The Apache Common Log format string appears in this field by default. See our guidance on format strings for more information.
    • In the Timestamp format field, optionally type a timestamp format for log files. The default is an strftime compatible string. Our guide on changing where log files are written provides more information.
    • In the Auth URL field, type the URL used for OpenStack authentication (e.g., https://auth.api.rackspacecloud.com/v1.0).
    • In the Bucket name field, type the name of the OpenStack bucket in which to store the logs.
    • In the Username field, type your OpenStack username.
    • In the Access Key field, type your OpenStack access key.
    • In the PGP public key field, optionally type a PGP public key that Fastly will use to encrypt your log files before writing them to disk. You will only be able to read the contents by decrypting them with your private key. The PGP key should be in PEM (Privacy-Enhanced Mail) format. See our guide on log encryption for more information.
    • In the Period field, type an interval (in seconds) to control how frequently to rotate your log files. This value defaults to 3600 seconds.
  4. Click the Advanced options link of the Create a new OpenStack endpoint page and decide which of the optional fields to change, if any.

    the advanced options on the create an OpenStack endpoint page

  5. Fill out the Advanced options of the Create an OpenStack endpoint page as follows:
    • In the Path field, optionally type the path within the bucket to store the files. The path ends with a trailing slash. If this field is left empty, the files will be saved in the bucket's root path. Our guide on changing where log files are written provides more information.
    • In the Select a log line format area, select the log line format for your log messages. Our guide on changing log line formats provides more information.
    • In the Gzip Level field, optionally type the level of gzip compression you want applied to the log files. You can specify any whole number from 1 (fastest and least compressed) to 9 (slowest and most compressed). This value defaults to 0 (no compression).
  6. Click the Create button to create the new logging endpoint.
  7. Click the Activate button to deploy your configuration changes.

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