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Logging with Diamond

If you haven’t heard, Diamond is a fantastic Python daemon that lets you collect system metrics

"Diamonds never lie to me,

For when love's gone,

They'll luster on."  -Shirley Bassey

If you haven't heard, Diamond is a fantastic Python daemon that lets you collect system metrics. With Diamond, you can collect metrics like CPU, memory, network, i/o, load and disk usage, all in readable form.

Even better, is that all this data can be sent to Logentries where you can take advantage of our powerful searchalerting, and graphing tools! Now, supporting direct integration has never been simpler to send detailed system metrics.

Want to correlate fatal log errors against your system's memory usage?

Well now you can.

The image below illustrates the power of Logentries search. With the Diamond integration (see details below) you can now  compute the average CPU usage for this server over the past several hours.

diamond-stats

With this sort of structured log data, you can even set-up Anomaly Alerts to help alert when certain values change past a certain threshold, compared to a previous value.

With global dashboards, you can track these values over time, and drill down into usage spikes that you see.

CPU Usage Dashboard

CPU Usage Dashboard

Logging with Diamond and Logentries is easy.

Just follow these steps, and you'll be logging with Diamond in no time.

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Trevor Parsons is Chief Scientist and Co-founder of Logentries. Trevor has over 10 years experience in enterprise software and, in particular, has specialized in developing enterprise monitoring and performance tools for distributed systems. He is also a research fellow at the Performance Engineering Lab Research Group and was formerly a Scientist at the IBM Center for Advanced Studies. Trevor holds a PhD from University College Dublin, Ireland.