What is the Scalyr Agent?
The Scalyr Agent is a daemon you can install on each of your servers. It uploads logs and system metrics. This second-generation agent is easy to install and manage, with minimal dependencies and resource requirements.
What does the Scalyr Agent run?
The agent can run on Python versions 2.6, 2.7, and >= 3.5. For versions >= 2.7.9, the agent provides robust protection against downgrade attacks by explicitly requesting TLS v1.2: the connection is aborted if the server does not support it, or tries to use an older version.
How do we Calculate Log Volume?
The Scalyr Agent uploads logs to our platform via the addEvents API call. In the case of a 1024-byte log event:
- The text of the event is ingested and 1024 bytes is applied toward the customer's log volume.
- Attributes (and their corresponding values) that are created by a parser are also included.
- Attributes that were created by the Scalyr Agent or API client (and were not part of the raw log message) are billed at 1 byte per attribute and the total bytes consumed by the attribute value.
Do you support compression?
Yes. This can be configured in the agent see docs here
What operating systems does the agent support?