rsyslog

The rocket-fast system for log processing

ommongodb: MongoDB Output Module

Module Name: ommongodb
Author: Rainer Gerhards <rgerhards@adiscon.com>

Purpose

This module provides native support for logging to MongoDB.

Configuration Parameters

Note

Parameter names are case-insensitive.

Action Parameters

UriStr

type default mandatory obsolete legacy directive
word none no none

MongoDB connexion string, as defined by the MongoDB String URI Format (See: https://docs.mongodb.com/manual/reference/connection-string/). If uristr is defined, following directives will be ignored: server, serverport, uid, pwd.

SSL_Cert

type default mandatory obsolete legacy directive
word none no none

Absolute path to the X509 certificate you want to use for TLS client authentication. This is optional.

SSL_Ca

type default mandatory obsolete legacy directive
word none no none

Absolute path to the trusted X509 CA certificate that signed the mongoDB server certificate. This is optional.

db

type default mandatory obsolete legacy directive
word syslog no none

Database to use.

Collection

type default mandatory obsolete legacy directive
word log no none

Collection to use.

Template

type default mandatory obsolete legacy directive
word OMSR_TPL_AS_MSG no none

Template to use when submitting messages.

Note rsyslog contains a canned default template to write to the MongoDB. It will be used automatically if no other template is specified to be used. This template is:

template(name="BSON" type="string" string="\\"sys\\" : \\"%hostname%\\",
\\"time\\" : \\"%timereported:::rfc3339%\\", \\"time\_rcvd\\" :
\\"%timegenerated:::rfc3339%\\", \\"msg\\" : \\"%msg%\\",
\\"syslog\_fac\\" : \\"%syslogfacility%\\", \\"syslog\_server\\" :
\\"%syslogseverity%\\", \\"syslog\_tag\\" : \\"%syslogtag%\\",
\\"procid\\" : \\"%programname%\\", \\"pid\\" : \\"%procid%\\",
\\"level\\" : \\"%syslogpriority-text%\\"")

This creates the BSON document needed for MongoDB if no template is specified. The default schema is aligned to CEE and project lumberjack. As such, the field names are standard lumberjack field names, and not rsyslog property names. When specifying templates, be sure to use rsyslog property names as given in the table. If you would like to use lumberjack-based field names inside MongoDB (which probably is useful depending on the use case), you need to select fields names based on the lumberjack schema. If you just want to use a subset of the fields, but with lumberjack names, you can look up the mapping in the default template. For example, the lumberjack field “level” contains the rsyslog property “syslogpriority-text”.

Examples

Write to Database

The following sample writes all syslog messages to the database “syslog” and into the collection “log” on mongoserver.example.com. The server is being accessed under the account of “user” with password “pwd”. Please note that this syntax is deprecated by the “uristr” directive, as shown below.

module(load="ommongodb")
action(type="ommongodb"
       server="mongoserver.example.com" db="syslog" collection="log"
       uid="user" pwd="pwd")

Write to mongoDB server with TLS and client authentication

Another sample that uses the new “uristr” directives to connect to a TLS mongoDB server with TLS and client authentication.

module(load="ommongodb")
action(type="ommongodb"
      uristr="mongodb://vulture:9091,vulture2:9091/?replicaset=Vulture&ssl=true"
      ssl_cert="/var/db/mongodb/mongod.pem"
      ssl_ca="/var/db/mongodb/ca.pem"
      db="logs" collection="syslog")

Deprecated Parameters

Note

While these parameters are still accepted, they should no longer be used for newly created configurations.

Action Parameters

Server

type default mandatory obsolete legacy directive
word 127.0.0.1 no none

Name or address of the MongoDB server.

ServerPorted

type default mandatory obsolete legacy directive
word 27017 no none

Permits to select a non-standard port for the MongoDB server. The default is 0, which means the system default port is used. There is no need to specify this parameter unless you know the server is running on a non-standard listen port.

UID

type default mandatory obsolete legacy directive
word none no none

Logon userid used to connect to server. Must have proper permissions.

PWD

type default mandatory obsolete legacy directive
word none no none

The user’s password.

See also

Help with configuring/using Rsyslog:

  • Mailing list - best route for general questions
  • GitHub: rsyslog source project - detailed questions, reporting issues that are believed to be bugs with Rsyslog
  • Stack Exchange (View, Ask) - experimental support from rsyslog community

See also

Contributing to Rsyslog:

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