FAQ

Q: What log sources does this solution work with?

A: This solution collects, analyzes, and displays Amazon CloudWatch Logs in a single dashboard. AWS services that generate log data, such as audit logs for access, configuration changes, and billing events can be consolidated, managed, and analyzed. Additionally, you can collect Amazon CloudWatch Logs from multiple accounts and AWS Regions.  

Q: Which log formats does this solution support?

A: Amazon VPC Flow Logs, AWS CloudTrail, AWS Lambda, Common Log Format, Space Delimited, JSON, Apache web server logs, and other (user defined) formats.

Q: Can the solution index logs from multiple accounts?

A: Yes. This solution creates Amazon CloudWatch Logs destinations that accept log data from secondary (spoke) AWS accounts and different AWS Regions. You can provide Spoke Accounts and additional AWS Regions (Spoke Regions) as template parameters during stack deployment. Setting up these parameters provides the necessary permission for the CloudWatch Logs destinations access policy to accept streaming log events across spokes accounts and different AWS Regions.

Q: Can I deploy the Centralized Logging solution in any AWS Region?

A: This solution uses Amazon Cognito, which is available in specific AWS Regions only. Therefore, you must launch this solution’s primary template in a Region that supports Amazon Cognito. For the most current service availability by Region, refer to the AWS Regional Services List.

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