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Part 2 of our rsyslog series takes a detailed look at the main config file.

Remote Logging With Syslog, Part 2: Main Config File

In the previous article, we looked at some of the basics of rsyslog -- a superfast Syslog tool with some powerful features for log processing. Here, I’ll be taking a detailed look at the main config file. Let’s dive right in. Something to note -- in case this causes you issues in the future -- is...
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Canonical Log Lines

A lightweight and stack agnostic operational technique for easy visibility into production systems. Over the next few weeks I want to post a few articles about some of my favorite operational tricks that I’ve seen while working at Stripe. The first, and easily my favorite, is the canonical log line...
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Monitoring Software: The Market Lines Are Blurry

Who is the market leader in IT monitoring? You won’t find the answer to that question in this article. With a wide range of functionality being offered for multiple audiences, our priority is to provide clarity about who wants what. The New Stack is seeing two contradictory patterns. Many companies...
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When your system’s logging causes unexpected issues, you need to understand how your logging works and where your logs are saved. Here, we look at rsyslog, a superfast logging daemon.

Remote Logging With Syslog, Part 1: The Basics

A problematic scenario, sometimes caused as a result of an application’s logging misconfiguration, is when the /var/log/messages file fills up, meaning that the /var partition becomes full. Thanks to the very nature of how systems work, there are always times when your system’s logging cause...
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Logging: Change Your Mind

Most people consider logging something nice to have; a supplement to the code that matters or something you add in order to debug a problem. Having worked for the past year in a distributed microservices architecture I finally discovered what logging truly is: it's Google Analytics for your code....
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Fluentd Joins the Cloud Native Computing Foundation

fluentd_plus_cncf.jpg Creative Commons Attribution Fluentd, the open source data/log collector have just joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. This is a big step forward for the whole Cloud Native ecosystem and the project it self,  where thousands of users and companies...
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Routing Data from Docker to Prometheus via Fluentd

Prometheus is an open-source monitoring system and time-series database. Written in Go language, Prometheus is a natural member of the ecosystem around Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Prometheus is not just for monitoring Kubernetes applications; it also works for those in Mesos, Docker,...
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Docker Logging with Fluent Bit and Elasticsearch

Docker provides a powerful Logging feature for containerized applications that allows you to define how the logs should be handled. In this short article, we will demonstrate how we can take advantage of this, collecting logs from a Docker Container in real time to aggregate them back into an...
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