Commit 2603d002 authored by ale's avatar ale

more stuff added to documentation

parent 877688ec
......@@ -104,7 +104,7 @@ the system up if necessary (see `Scaling`_).
Integration With Syslog
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The lens2 daemon is meant to be connected to a syslog server, usually
The lens daemon is meant to be connected to a syslog server, usually
a 'collector' for your remote logs, via a FIFO.
Lens supports a number of syslog-like formats for its input:
......@@ -143,6 +143,19 @@ daemon. Furthermore, the indexer daemon will block reading from the
FIFO whenever the ES backend is unavailable.
Integration With Elasticsearch
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Some maintenance tasks on the Elasticsearch cluster will be
required. For instance, Lens periodically removes old logs from the
index; unless the Elasticsearch index is optimized once in a while, it
will grow unbounded.
Web Application Deployment
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
......@@ -218,6 +231,13 @@ can reliably insert upwards of 2500 logs/sec.
Links
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A project that is very similar to Lens, but bigger and better, is
Logstash_.
.. _Elasticsearch: http://www.elasticsearch.org/
......@@ -226,3 +246,4 @@ can reliably insert upwards of 2500 logs/sec.
.. _Flask: http://flask.pocoo.org/
.. _Flask deployment documentation: http://flask.pocoo.org/docs/deploying/
.. _flup: http://pypi.python.org/pypi/flup
.. _Logstash: http://www.logstash.net/
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