This topic describes the configuration process and collection modes when you use Logtail to collect text logs from servers.

Configuration process

Log Service provides a configuration wizard that you can use to configure log collection.
Note Before you create a Logtail configuration, we recommend that you take note of the limits of Logtail. For more information, see Logtail limits.

If the default settings of Logtail do not meet your collection requirements, you can modify the startup parameters of Logtail. For more information, see Configure the startup parameters of Logtail.

Configuration process

Collection modes

Logtail allows you to collect text logs in various modes. The following modes are supported: simple mode, full regex mode, delimiter mode, JSON mode, NGINX mode, Internet Information Services (IIS) mode, and Apache mode.