Create a stream

Create a stream to monitor your properties and gain real-time access to delivery performance.

You can create up to three streams for your property, or select up to 100 properties per stream to collect and send log data to the destination of your choice.

Choose a name for your stream that lets you easily find it in on the stream list, and choose the properties you want to log data for.

Before you begin

Before choosing the properties for your stream, you may want to review them and make sure they are active on the production network. Open the Properties list in ​Akamai​ Control Center to see the list of your properties, and Create a new property or Activate your property if necessary.

How to

  1. Log in to Control Center using a User ID and Password with DataStream access.

  2. Click ☰ and go to > COMMON SERVICES > DataStream to open the DataStream dashboard.

  3. On the DataStream dashboard page, click + Create stream.

    A stream creation wizard opens on the Configuration tab.

  4. In Name, enter a human-readable name for the stream.

  5. In Group, select the relevant account control group.

  6. In Contract ID, select the relevant identifier of your contract.

  7. In Include properties, select up to 100 properties that you want the stream to collect logs for. All properties must belong to the same product, for example, AMD or DD.

You can see only the properties that are active on the production or staging network. If you don't see any properties on the list, it means that no property for this product and group is active on production or staging, and you may need to create and activate a property. See Create a new property in Property Manager.


Akamaized hostnames as destinations

For HTTP-based destinations, you can create properties with Akamaized hostnames to use as destination URLs for your streams. See custom HTTPS endpoint, Datadog, Elasticsearch, Loggly, Splunk, or Sumo Logic for details.

  1. Click Next to continue to the Data Sets tab.

Log delivery

Your streams will start delivering logs to your destination only after you enable and configure the DataStream behavior for your property in Property Manager.

You can add multiple instances of the DataStream behavior to your property configuration, but in each instance of the behavior you can choose only from the same streams you created (a maximum of 3 streams per property).

See Enable the DataStream behavior for details on how to choose the streams and configure the behavior to start streaming log data.

Next steps

Now you can specify the parameters that you want to log in your stream. See Choose data parameters.