# Automated Diagnostics
# Observability Integrations
Retrieving diagnostics from monitoring tools is a common strategy for easily surfacing relevant logs and other diagnostic data to improve triage.
# Log Queries
Retrieving logs from a monitoring tool or log-aggregator is a common first step for addressing alerts and incidents.
It is common to have saved queries in these tools to quickly surface relevant logs for similar types of issues.
# Diagnostic Metrics
Some monitoring tools provide "diagnostic level" statistics - such as top cpu consuming processes. Retrieving these datapoints can help shorten the duration of incidents.
# Mechanisms for Automated Diagnostics
Runbook Automation and Process Automation provide a handful of plugins that make it easy to integrate with common monitoring tools:
# CloudWatch Logs
The CloudWatch Logs Ad Hoc Query plugin allows users to insert a Logs Insights query into a Job to surface logs from CloudWatch.
In addition, there is the CloudWatch Logs Saved Query plugin, which can trigger a saved query in CloudWatch against one or multiple CloudWatch log groups.
# Sumo Logic Logs Query
Insert a Sumo Logic logs query into your Automation instance to surface logs from Sumo Logic:
# HTTP Request Step Plugin
The HTTP Request Plugin can make an API call to your monitoring tools to retrieve relevant diagnostic data.