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Integrating Vector.dev with Manticore

Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated Time: 5 minutes

Manticoresearch - integration with Vector by Datadog

This tutorial will explain about using Manticore together with Vector by Datadog

Note that if you install Manticore manually you'll need to install the 'manticore-extra' package to enable the functionality described in this course.

Integrating Vector.dev with Manticore

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Manticore allows you to index data collected with the Vector.dev agent.

To do this, you must have Vector.dev installed on your local machine.

Indexing data with Vector by Datadog

Here is a simple example of how you can use Vector together with Manticore. The example demonstrates the indexing of the dpkg.log, a standard log file of the Debian package manager:

cat /var/log/dpkg.log

Here is a Vector config in the toml format:

cat vector.toml

Note that we've added the transforms section to the config to rename the default timestamp field as it's a reserved word in Manticore.

We'll use a manticore table named testlog to store data received from each beat agent.

Run the agent in background:

nohup vector -c vector.toml 2>/dev/null &

Now wait a few seconds for data to be collected and processed and then check the table's schema and content:

mysql -P9306 -h0


DESCRIBE testlog;



As we see, the data collected by Vector is succesfully indexed and stored in the Manticore table.