Using Rsyslog Docker Containers

The rsyslog project provides a ready-to-run “syslog appliance” which provides all rsyslog features in an easy to use way. To run it, simply do

docker run -ti rsyslog/syslog_appliance_alpine

Up-to-date information on how to use this container can be found at the Alpine rsyslog appliance Docker Hub repo.


The docker containers are currently (early 2018) under development and must be used with some care.

Further Information

The rsyslog project also provides a number of additional containers for different needs (end users, developers, package builders, …). A full overview of what is currently available can be found at the official rsyslog Docker Hub. Source code for the docker containers is kept in Github at rsyslog-docker project.

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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