Log partitions store logs based on the routing filter that you configure for each partition in the Log Partitions page. You can query and analyze logs from specific partitions on the Explore Logs page.
To create and manage log partitions, you must have a premium or trial subscription for VMware Aria Operations for Logs (SaaS). For information about subscriptions, see VMware Aria Operations for Logs (SaaS) Subscriptions and Billing.
- Indexed partitions
In an indexed partition, you are billed only for the volume of logs stored in the partition. You can search and analyze logs with quick results and without incurring additional costs. Use indexed partitions to store logs that you plan to query regularly.
Indexed partitions retain logs for up to 30 days.
- Non-indexed partitions
Non-indexed partitions retain logs for up to seven years. In a non-indexed partition, you are billed for the volume of logs and also for searching the logs. Querying logs renders slower results than indexed partitions. Use non-indexed partitions to store logs that you do not plan to query regularly.
Note: Alerts and dashboard widgets are not operational in non-indexed partitions.
- Recalled logs partition
If you intend to frequently query the logs from the non-indexed partitions, you can move all or specific logs from any non-indexed partition to a common recall partition for 30 days.
To recall logs from the non-indexed partition, click the Recall Logs button on the page.
In the recalled logs partition, you can search and analyze logs with quicker results and at no extra cost.
You can change the order in which logs are ingested into log partitions, based on their routing filters. Logs are ingested into non-indexed partitions first, followed by indexed partitions. The logs that do not match the routing filters in any of the indexed or non-indexed partitions go to the default indexed partition, which is read-only and stores logs for 30 days.
If you integrate your on-premises clusters with VMware Aria Operations for Logs (SaaS), you can view your on-premises log partitions on VMware Aria Operations for Logs (SaaS). To learn more, see Integrating VMware Aria Operations for Logs (SaaS) with VMware Aria Operations for Logs.