Getting full context for logs in with distributed tracing

Quickly access the full context of each log in any environment through a direct link from the log in to the trace visualization in Helios.

The purpose of this guide is to provide practical tips for making viewing relevant traces of logs in more intuitive and effective so that you can access the information you need quickly.


Logs need to be instrumented by Helios

In order to correlate between logs viewed in Kibana and traces / visualization in Helios, your logs need to be instrumented by installing the Helios SDK

Under your application view, choose Logs > Kibana to see your raw logs in Kibana.

In this view, choose the Settingsโ€ขโ€ข tab of the hosted Kibana and then click on Index Patterns**.

Select the relevant index pattern, which in case should be logzioCustomerIndex*.
Then, filter for the field go_to_helios and select the edit option on the right.

  • Change Format to Url
  • Change Type to Link

Now the go_to_helios column will appear as a link to that trace in Helios for quick access and navigation when debugging or troubleshooting.