rsyslog and LogAnalyzer

Continuing on in the Raspberry Pi as network server journey, I now have an rsyslog server (Pi1) collecting logs from the various networky things. I am using this Log Analyzer as the frontend. It was a royal PiTA to get working, but now that it is up, it was worth it. Within a minute (my default refresh time), I can see the results of all of my half-finished projects. Nagging reminders that were previously ignored in log files are now popped up on the screen in the web browser.

  View system messages via web Syslog messages Windows Events Status Reports Statistics Web based   LogAnalyzer is part of Adiscon’s MonitorWare line of monitoring applications. It runs both under Windows and Unix/Linux. The database can be populated by MonitorWare Agent, WinSyslog or EventReporter on the Windows side and by rsyslog on the Unix/Linux side. … Continue reading “Home”

Source: Home – Adiscon LogAnalyzer

{edit} Long overdue edit. In order to get the various devices sending to the collector, you will need to add this line to /etc/rsyslog.conf on each of the sending devices:

# provides TCP syslog reception
#input(type="imtcp" port="514")

# Log to rsyslog "server"
*.*  @@{IP_of_collector}:514

This gets little confusing and is similar to VNC as to which device is the “server” and which is the “client”. The server, in this case, is serving the log entries to the client, who is collecting them. {/edit}

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