I’m new to Loki/Grafana, please excuse me in advance if this is a dumb question.
I did some search but I didn’t find what I was looking for, so here I am.
My employer is willing to do a Loki POC, which would require us to use a forwarder.
Basically that would look like:
Logging clients in various on-prem/cloud DCs → Heavy forwarders in our two main colo datacenters → Grafana/Loki cluster in our main Azure subscription
It’s an extra layer of complexity we would use for a few months until a good bunch of our DCs and cloud subscriptions are consolidated/migrated. I can’t wait for the consolidation to happen before starting working on this logging POC.
So anyways, my question is:
Is there a way to use heavy forwarders ? A server that would collect logs from branches clients and forward them to the Loki cluster ?
What exists and where can I read about it ?
I can imagine that would cause issues with the labels, since promtail applies them at the client level ?
Thanks in advance for your help.