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rsyslog 8.34.0 (v8-stable) released

Today, we release rsyslog 8.34.0. Most notably is the large refactoring of the imfile module as well as the new module mmkubernetes (contributed). Additionaly, a lot of improvements and fixes have been added to the current release, too many to list them all. So please take a look at the changelog for all the details. […]

Connecting with Logstash via Apache Kafka

Original post: Recipe: rsyslog + Kafka + Logstash by @Sematext This recipe is similar to the previous rsyslog + Redis + Logstash one, except that we’ll use Kafka as a central buffer and connecting point instead of Redis. You’ll have more of the same advantages: rsyslog is light and crazy-fast, including when you want it […]

rsyslog 8.3.5 (v8-devel) released

We have just released 8.3.5 of the v8-devel branch. This is basically a maintenance release. It adds improved error output to omprog and a couple of patches were imported from the latest v7-stable (7.6.4). ChangeLog: http://www.rsyslog.com/changelog-for-8-3-5-v8-devel/ Download: http://www.rsyslog.com/download-v8-devel/ As always, feedback is appreciated. Best regards, Florian Riedl

Changelog for 8.3.5 (v8-devel)

Version 8.3.5 [v8-devel] 2014-08-05omprog: emit error message via syslog() if loading binary fails This happens after forking, so omprog has no longer access to rsyslog’s regular error reporting functions. Previously, this meant any error message was lost. Now it is emitted via regular syslog (which may end up in a different instance, if multiple instances […]

Performance Tuning&Tests for the Elasticsearch Output

Original post: Rsyslog 8.1 Elasticsearch Output Performance by @Sematext Version 8 brings major changes in rsyslog’s core – see Rainer’s presentation about it for more details. Those changes should give outputs better performance, and the Elasticsearch one should benefit a lot. Since we’re using rsyslog and Elasticsearch in Sematext‘s own log analytics product, Logsene, we […]

action.execOnlyWhenPreviousIsSuspended preciseness

The “action.execOnlyWhenPreviousIsSuspended” parameter permits to conditionally execute an action only if the previous one is suspended. When an action actually gets suspended depends on the output module implementing the action, but the general rule is that an action suspends itself if there is a problem doing it’s job (e.g. a target server is down). This […]

How to setup RSyslog Windows Agent to monitor NetApp devices using backup *.evt files

This article describes how to use RSyslog Windows Agent to monitor NetApp devices using the backup .evt files. In this guide we describe how to setup the service. For creating the actions, please refer to the our other guides. There are basically two methods to monitor logs of NetApp devices. The first, described here, is […]

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