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Collect Logs: Hosting Services > Cloud Foundry

Cloud Foundry


Cloud Foundry is a Platform-as-a-Service for deploying and scaling applications.


Create a Papertrail account (free)

If you don’t already have an account, sign up (free).

Register app with Papertrail

More recent implementations of CloudFoundry use a newer loggregator process version. For implementations using v77 or newer, this step can be disregarded and CloudFoundry can be treated like a typical log sender.

  1. Visit Add Systems: Less common setup methods and choose option B, I use Cloud Foundry.
  2. Fill in the form. Papertrail will provide a log destination to use with a Cloud Foundry log drain for your app. If you have multiple Cloud Foundry apps, register each app separately.

Set up Cloud Foundry drain

Add the Papertrail Log destination:

$ cf cups my-logs -l syslog-tls://

replacing logsN and XXXXX with the name and port number from the log destination created in the previous step.

Bind the service

Bind the newly created service drain to the app:

$ cf bind-service <appname> my-logs

replacing <appname> with the name of the application.

Apply the changes

Restart the application to start sending log data to Papertrail:

$ cf restart <appname>

replacing <appname> with the name of the application.

Wait 30 seconds for logging to start. Once it starts, messages should appear in Papertrail’s Event viewer in realtime.



If you have added unicorn to your Cloud Foundry app stack, Papertrail’s Unicorn logging explanation may be useful.

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