[syslog-ng] syslog-ng stats to ES ?

Scheidler, Bal√°zs balazs.scheidler at balabit.com
Tue Oct 17 15:02:37 UTC 2017


Hi,

the issue with the internal stats() message is that if you have a lot of
counters that message is truncated. Also, it is pretty difficult to parse.

So I would vote for the "poll syslog-ng-ctl and generate messages"
solution.

BTW: the internal PE team did something in this area, they created some
sort of internal source that does this polling, but I am not sure how that
works. Possibly there's documentation :)


-- 
Bazsi

On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 4:37 PM, Scot <scotrn at gmail.com> wrote:

> Doesn't stats_freq() set an interval to log stats to syslog already?
>
> Description: The period between two STATS messages in seconds. STATS are
> log messages sent by syslog-ng, containing statistics about dropped log
> messages. Set to 0to disable the STATS messages.
>
> So
> internal_src -> format > elasticsearch -> syslog-ng_stats index ?
>
> On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 11:01 AM, Evan Rempel <erempel at uvic.ca> wrote:
>
>> I have a perl script that collects some stats and logs them to syslog
>> again. The syslog stream gets sent to ES, so they end up there, but as a
>> syslog line, not a specific statistic item for things like grafana.
>>
>>
>> On 10/15/2017 05:57 PM, Scot wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>>   Looked around for a few hours and didn't see anything.
>>>
>>> Has anyone worked on sending syslog-ng stats to ES ?
>>> I see several ways I could but wondering if anyone has already. A push
>>> method directly from syslog-ng would be awesome.
>>>
>>> Scot
>>>
>>>
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