Creating Repositories

Figure 1, Repositories & Views

You’ll need to create a repository in Humio to store server logs and metrics that you’ll send to Humio. This is where you’ll be able to search and monitor your data in a much more comprehensive way.

Create a Repository

To start, log into the Humio User Interface. The opening screen will put you where respositories are listed. It will look similar to the one shown in Figure 1 here. Click on this image or any other one on this page to enlarge it.

Figure 2, Add a View or Repository

To create a repository, click on the +Add Item icon. That will show a screen similar to the one in Figure 2 here. Notice that you have the choice of creating a View or a Repository. We’ll stick with creating a repository — views are covered on the Views documentation page. If your account is new and a trial one, it’ll offer to let you create a temporary repository.

Figure 3, New Repository

Choose Repository (or Trial Repository) to create a repository. This will lead to another screen that will ask you to name and describe the repository, like the one in Figure 3 here. As you can see, if you clicked on the image to enlarge it, we chose to name it Prognosticator for this example.

When you’re finished, you would click +Create Repository.

Repository Settings

Figure 4, Repository Settings

When you first finish creatinga repository, you will be taken to a page in which you can set some basic information about the repository. You’ll also be able to get an encryption token for your server to use to send data to the repository. This is all covered on the User Interface Settings page of this section of the Humio Documentation. As for getting data into the repository, you will need to set up data shippers on your server. That’s outside the User Interface, so it’s covered in the Ingest Data and Data Shippers sections of the documentation.

Next Steps

After you create a repository, you’ll have to set up data shippers on your server to send data to Humio to be stored in the repository. Look over the list of tasks on the first page of this section on Repositories.