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loggly-rsyslog (1) Versions 1.0.0

Installs/Configures rsyslog streaming into Loggly

cookbook 'loggly-rsyslog', '~> 1.0.0'
cookbook 'loggly-rsyslog', '~> 1.0.0', :supermarket
knife supermarket install loggly-rsyslog
knife supermarket download loggly-rsyslog
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Description Build Status

A simple cookbook for setting up a server to stream logs into Loggly via a secure TCP connection.

NOTE: The current Loggly cetfificate is broken, so while the connection from rsyslog uses TLS, it does not verify the peer, which makes it vulnerable to man in the middle attacks.


Built to run on systems with Rsyslog installed. Tested on Ubuntu 12.04


['loggly']['port'] = The Loggly log destination port number (required)
['loggly']['syslog_selector'] = The syslog tags and types to stream into Loggly (defaults to "*.*")
['loggly']['resume_retry_count'] = The number of times to retry the sending of failed messages (defaults to unlimited)
['loggly']['queue_disk_space'] = The maximum disk space allowed for queues (defaults to 100M)
['loggly']['enable_tls'] = Whether to encrypt all log traffic going into Loggly (defaults to True)


First, make sure you set the ['loggly']['port'] attribute in your Role/Environment, to the destination port created in Loggly. Then include the loggly::default recipe in you run list to start streaming all syslog entries to Loggly.

Tailing log files

This functionality is currently not available, but will be provided via the Opscode Rsyslog cookbook (included as a dependency), where there is an open pull request for it at the time of this writing.


Please refer to the Readme here

License and Author

Author:: Adam Borocz (on GitHub)

Copyright:: 2013, HipSnip Ltd.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

Dependent cookbooks

rsyslog ~> 1.5.0

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

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