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Ship logs using UDP to logstash

Follow this step by step guide to get 'logs' from your system to

Step 1 - Recommendations

Logs sent via UDP are not encrypted and have no delivery guarantee.

This input is supported for legacy reasons and would not recommend setting up a new source integration sending via UDP if there is a better option available.

Step 2 - Send data to UDP input

No UDP input available! Your stack is missing the required input for this data source Talk to support to add the input

Step 3 - Check for your logs

Now you should view your data:

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If you don't see logs take a look at How to diagnose no data in Stack below for how to diagnose common issues.

Step 4 - how to diagnose no data in Stack

If you don't see data appearing in your Stack after following the steps, visit the Help Centre guide for steps to diagnose no data appearing in your Stack or Chat to support now.

Step 5 - UDP Logging Overview

UDP (or User Datagram Protocol) is a communication transport protocol used across the Internet for a range of transmission types, including video playback or DNS lookups.

As this protocol doesn’t require a “handshake”, it makes initial data transfer a lot faster but also creates a gateway that could be easily exploited.

Because of the lack of handshake, there are no guarantees that your data will be delivered successfully and won’t be duplicated. Users that require error correction facilities may prefer to use TCP instead of UDP to remedy the concerns cited above.

Our UDP log file analyser can be used to view, manage and centralise your log messages as well as deliver metrics for detailed and dynamically updating Kibana visualisations.

If you need any assistance with analysing your UDP log data we're here to help. Feel free to reach out by contacting the support team via live chat & we'll be happy to help you start analysing your data.

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