Loki

Loki is a highly efficient and scalable log aggregation system developed by Grafana Labs, designed specifically for storing and querying massive amounts of log data with a focus on simplicity and cost-effectiveness.

Unlike traditional log aggregation systems that index the full text of the logs, Loki adopts a unique approach by indexing only the metadata of logs, which significantly reduces the storage and computational requirements. This makes Loki particularly suitable for cloud-native environments where log data can be voluminous and resource management is crucial. It integrates seamlessly with popular observability stacks, including Grafana for log visualization, allowing for easy querying and analysis of log data.

Integrating Loki with groundcover

To start accessing granular insights, just follow these 2 super easy steps:

Step 1: Enable Custom Metrics

Follow our quick guide on how to enable scraping custom metrics on groundcover.

Step 2: Import dashboard using Grafana ID

In the groundcover platform, go to Dashboards -> New -> Import.

In the box titled "Import via grafana.com", enter one of the following dashboard IDs, then click "Load".

IDNameDescriptionMore Info

14055

Loki stack monitoring (Promtail, Loki)

This dashboard can be used to detect issues on the Loki stack, when deployed in Kubernetes.

13639

Logs / App

Creates a dashboard for Loki Logs Viewer, with options for viewing logs for kubernetes app.

13407

Loki2.0 Global Metrics

Loki metrics via 2.0

10880

Loki & Promtail

Logs from Promtail and Loki

12611

Logging Dashboard via Loki

Universal and flexible dashboard for logging

Note: The dashboards above are the 5 most downloaded Loki dashboards on Grafana's website, and are listed by number of downloads. More dashboards are available on their website and the steps to add them is the same. Visit this page for the full list of Loki dashboards.

That's it!

You can now see the imported dashboard in your list of Dashboards and start using it immediately.

You can repeat this action to load as many of these dashboards as you like.

If you import more than one of these dashboards, you may find it useful to create a Loki Dashboards Folder in groundcover.

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