GrayLog – Monitoring Dashboard

By | November 22, 2016

GrayLog is an open source log management and analysis tool that can be used to monitor an applications health assist with debugging and identify trends.

To get started quickly GrayLog can be downloaded as a Virtual Machine image – already configured.  We will be using Virtual Box to run our instance.

Goto website website

Press the “Install now” button and select the OVA Virtual Appliance.

In VirtualBox press CTRL+I or goto File/Import Appliance…

Select the OVA file we just downloaded and follow the wizard steps.

Once the VM runs you’ll be presented with an Ubuntu shell requesting login.

GrayLog shell

GrayLog shell

Login using the username “ubuntu: and the password “ubuntu”.

Lets secure things a little.

Issue the following commands:

sudo passwd root

Enter a new password for the root account.

sudo passwd ubuntu

Enter a new password for the ubuntu account.
This account is used to access the shell.

sudo graylog-ctl set-admin-password <password>

Enter a new password for the admin account.
This account is used to access the web-interface.

sudo graylog-ctl reconfigure

We are now ready to start using GrayLog…

GrayLog Web App

GrayLog Web App


Add an Input Stream

UDP/GELF Port 12000


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