The homepage of the Log Service console consists of the following sections: Resource Reports, Log Application, Import Data, Projects, Beginner's Guide, and Watchlist.

Resource Reports

  • The Resource Reports section shows the following data: write traffic, read traffic, number of read operations, index size, and the size of data in all projects of the current account on the previous day. This section also shows the daily growth rate of each metric.
  • The Resource Reports section provides a billing calculator. You can use the calculator to estimate costs.
  • In the Resource Reports section, you can click Buy Resource Plan to view the billable items and pricing of Log Service.
Resource Reports

Log Application

The Log Application section provides multiple applications such as Cost Manager, Log Audit Service, and K8s Event Center.


For more information, see Log application.

Import Data

Log Service supports the following types of data sources:
  • Alibaba Cloud services
  • Custom code
  • On-premises open source or commercial software
  • Data extraction
  • Monitoring data
  • Simulated data import
  • Alert ingestion
Data source

For more information, see Data collection overview.


The Projects section shows the projects that are created. You can view, create, delete, and edit projects.


For more information, see Manage a project.

Beginner's Guide

The Beginner's Guide section provides information about the following topics:
  • Beginner's Guide: describes the basic features of Log Service based on the log collection workflow.
  • More: describes the billing and permission management of Log Service.
Beginner's Guide


The Watchlist section shows the resources that you follow.

In this section, you can customize a resource list in which you can locate and access the frequently used resources with ease. In this example, a Logstore is used to describe how to use a watchlist. To follow the Logstore, perform the following steps:

  1. Log on to the Log Service console.
  2. In the Projects section, click the project to which the Logstore that you want to follow belongs.
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Log Storage > Logstores. On the Logstores tab, find the Logstore and click the attantion icon.
  4. In the Add to Watchlist dialog box, select a watchlist.
    • Add to Watchlist of Current Project

      If you select Add to Watchlist of Current Project, the Logstore is added to the watchlist of the current project. To view the Logstore that you follow, choose Log Storage > Watchlist. On the Watchlist tab, view the Logstore.

    • Add to Global Watchlist

      If you select Add to Global Watchlist, the Logstore is added to the global watchlist. To view the Logstore that you follow, go to the homepage of the Log Service console and view the Logstore in the Watchlist section.