Setup Centralised Logging (docker)

Bahmni supports centralised logging which helps to visualise logs from different containers at a unified UI. Centralised logging has been configured with PLG (Promtail, Loki, Grafana) stack.

1. Install Loki Logging Driver

Loki stack uses Loki Docker Driver Client for getting logs of container and pushing to Loki. Run the following command to install the driver or take a look here.

docker plugin install grafana/loki-docker-driver:latest --alias loki --grant-all-permissions

2. Update Logging Method in docker-compose.yml

The default configuration of docker-compose ships with default logging that is configured in docker daemon.

To enable loki logging for the services, in the docker-compose file under bahmni-lite or bahmni-standard folder, find the x-log-config section and update the value from *default to *loki

3. Start Loki stack services

Navigate to the bahmni-docker/bahmni-lite or bahmni-docker/bahmni-standard directory.

Add logging profile to the .env file in the current folder.

Example: COMPOSE_PROFILES=bahmni-lite,logging

Now loki stack services can be started by running,

docker compose -f docker-compose.yml -f ../logging/docker-compose.yml up -d

4. Viewing Logs

  • Now navigate to https://localhost/grafana and login with admin as username and password and reset your password.

  • Next click on Explore Icon in the Grafana Left Panel.

  • Use the log browser to choose label as compose_service and value with the container needed, then Click on Run Query on the top right of the screen. This will show the current logs.

  • You can also click on Live on the top right to see the live stream of the logs.

5. Loki Configuration

Loki supports different configuration in the form of YAML file. These configurations can be added in loki-config.yaml file.

i. Log Retention

The centralised logging stack is configured with a default retention period of 24 hours. But this can be configured as per requirements. To do so find the retention_period config in the loki-config.yaml and change the value (minimum: 24h) as per requirement.



retention_period: 48h

After updating the configuration file, restart loki container by running docker compose -f docker-compose.yml -f docker-compose-monitoring.yml restart loki


Running Bahmni On Docker




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