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Sumo Logic Grafana data source


This plugin is in a preview phase

The Sumo Logic data source plugin allows you to query and visualize both metrics and logs Sumo Logic data from within Grafana.


This plugin has the following requirements:

Install the plugin

To install the data source, refer to Installation.

Configure the data source in Grafana

Add a data source by filling in the following fields:

Basic fields

NameA name for this particular Sumo Logic data source.
API region/URLWhere your Sumo Logic instance is hosted, like
TimeoutTimeout in seconds for the Sumo Logic API requests. Defaults to 30s.

To read more on the Sumo Logic endpoints visit the documentation

Authentication fields

This plugin supports AccessID/AccessKey based authentication. Visit the Access Keys documentation for more information on how to generate an access key.

AccessIDEnter your Sumo Logic access id
AccessKeyEnter your generated Sumo Logic access key

Configure the data source with provisioning

It is possible to configure data sources using configuration files with Grafana’s provisioning system. To read about how it works, including all the settings that you can set for this data source, refer to Provisioning Grafana data sources

Here are some provisioning examples for this data source using access key authentication:

apiVersion: 1
  - name: Sumo Logic
    type: grafana-sumologic-datasource
      authMethod: accessKey
      accessId: <accessId>
      accessKey: <accessKey>

Query the data source

The query editor allows you to write queries. For more information about searching see the Search Query Language documentation. Information specific to searching metrics and logs can also be found in the official Sumo Logic documentation.

Explore view

The Explore view allows you to run queries and visualize the results as logs or charts for metrics. For more information about Explore, refer to Explore. For more information about Logs in Explore, refer to Explore logs.

Templates and variables

To add a new Sumo Logic query variable, refer to Add a query variable. Use your Sumo Logic data source as your data source and fill out the query field with your query.

After creating a variable, you can use it in your Sumo Logic queries using Variable syntax. For more information about variables, refer to Templates and variables.

Import a dashboard for Sumo Logic

Follow these instructions for importing a dashboard.

You can find imported dashboards in Configuration > Data Sources > select your Sumo Logic data source > select the Dashboards tab to see available pre-made dashboards.

Learn more