Just noticed it this evening when setting up the new Graylog 1.0.1

  • Log into your Graylog instance as an admin user
  • Select System > Inputs
  • Select "Random HTTP Message Generator" and launch the input
  • Tweak it how you like it, save settings

Now, perform a * (all) search over the past 5 minutes. You should see a good number of messages being generated. Looks to be a good way to confirm that all of the moving parts to your Graylog setup are functional[1]

[1] well, unless you missed all the crashing console messages, that is.