Shipping logs to the service

Tutorial #logging

Some of you may have heard of, a yet-another-company that provides ELK as a Service. Their marketing is quite good, they have great newsletters, tutorials and webcasts, so I thought to myself to let’s check ’em out. After registration you are taken to the wiki entry that lets you configure your gear to ship your logs ingest servers. While the wiki looks pretty comprehensive, they evidently missed out the good old Unix player here, syslog-ng. Seeing configuration guides for all these “next-gen”, “cloud-native”, “serverless” totally hyped piece of craps without mentioning syslog-ng at all I feel being kinda old school.

So this post is the missing manual on how to ship logs to using syslog-ng.

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