[TriLUG] centralized logging

Clay Stuckey claystuckey at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 10:00:43 EST 2010

I used syslog-ng before with great results. It had lots of features  
such as logging to a db as well as log relaying with spoofed source.

Clay Stuckey
(919) 600-0486
claystuckey at gmail.com

On Jan 13, 2010, at 9:22 AM, Josh Johnson <josh_johnson at unc.edu> wrote:

> I want to collect various server logs into a centralized place.  
> What's the best way to do this? What should I keep in mind when  
> migrating to a centralized logging infrastructure?
> I've been looking at syslog-ng and rsyslogd. I've got a combination  
> of RHEL 5 and Ubuntu machines.
> The primary reason why I need this is because I've got SAN hardware  
> that will send syslog messages over the SAN network when drives are  
> getting close to failure or have failed (the docs say I can get a  
> fairly early warning).
> I'm also going to deploy some web applications that generate lots of  
> logs and will need to be periodically checked to extract usage  
> statistics and diagnose usability issues.
> Thanks,
> JJ
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