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loggly_rsyslog_ng (6) Versions 5.0.0

LWRP for configuring rsyslog to send data to Loggly

cookbook 'loggly_rsyslog_ng', '= 5.0.0', :supermarket
cookbook 'loggly_rsyslog_ng', '= 5.0.0'
knife supermarket install loggly_rsyslog_ng
knife supermarket download loggly_rsyslog_ng
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Loggly rsyslog LWRP

Migration to version 5

  • Recently I released version 5 of loggly_rsyslog_ng cookbook.
  • Resourse attributes were changed, so cookbook that use loggly_rsyslog_ng resource should be amended correspondingly.
  • Major change - loggly resource defines one file to log. If you don't like that send PRs/Issues at github.
  • Please send issues at github if you have any problems with this version.
  • Changes are in CHANGELOG file.


  • Chef 11 or higher
  • Ruby 2.0.0 or higher
  • rsyslog 5.6.x or higher (rsyslog 5.6.x support will be deprecated soon in favour of rsyslog 7.6.x+)


Tested against Debian 7


loggly_rsyslog_ng 'mylog' do
  log_filename      '/var/log/myapp.log'
  loggly_token      'my_very_secret_token'
  loggly_tags        [ node.chef_environment ]
  rsyslog_selector   ':syslogtag, isequal, "mylog:"'
  rsyslog_tag        'mylog'


mylog is a name of loggly's resource. It's recommended to choose uniq name for each log resource.



  • name - resource name. Should be uniq. Used for generation uniq parameters inside loggly_rsyslog_ng provider.
  • log_filename - log file full path. Resource will add monitoring of this exact file.
  • log_owner - in case that logfile isn't exist yet - loggly_rsyslog_ng will create one with no content and log_owner owner.
  • log_group - in case that logfile isn't exist yet - loggly_rsyslog_ng will create one with no content and log_group group.
  • loggly_token - The Loggly token.
  • loggly_tls_certs_install - should resource install loggly tls certificate or not. By default it's true.
  • loggly_tls_name - file name for loggly tls certificate. by default it's rsyslog.loggly.crt.
  • loggly_tls_path - path to loggly tls certificate. by default it's /etc/rsyslog.d/keys/ca.d.
  • loggly_tags - A list of event tags to apply to a message ( (optional).
  • loggly_host - Loggly host. by default it's:
  • loggly_port - Loggly port. by default it's 6514 if TLS enabled and 514 otherwise.
  • rsyslog_config - rsyslog local file config name. By default it's /etc/rsyslog.d/22-loggly-_name_.conf.
  • rsyslog_install - shoud resource install rsyslog or not. by default it's true.
  • rsyslog_tls_enable - enable or disable TLS. by default it's true.
  • rsyslog_ruleset - rsyslog ruleset. by default it's the same as name.
  • rsyslog_tag - rsyslog tag. by default it's the same as name.
  • rsyslog_selector - rsyslog selector. by default it's *.*.
  • rsyslog_imfile_module - should resource enable imfile rsyslog module. by default it's true.


  • cert_name - Certificate local file name. Should be specified. Name attribute.
  • cert_from_file - If true gets loggly SSL certificates from cookbook files directory. if false download them from loggly website. by default it's true
  • cert_url - Url to the certificate
  • intermediate_cert_url - Url to the intermediate certificate
  • cert_checksum - Cchecksum of the certificate
  • intermediate_cert_checksum - Checksum of the intermediate certificate


  • This cookbook has Test Kitchen config to test chef-run with this LWRP for errors. No integration tests yet.
  • The default .kitchen.yml assumes that you are testing using vagrant driver, you will need Vagrant and Virtualbox installed.

To run converge, execute command:

 kitchen converge

Important! Secure attributes and integration testing

Cookbooks contains secure attributes, that shouldn't be exposed in the git repository.

To start Test Kitchen you should set these environment variables:

  • LOGGLY_TOKEN - Loggly API token.

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Dependent cookbooks

apt >= 0.0.0
rsyslog >= 0.0.0

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

loggly_rsyslog_ng Cookbook CHANGELOG

This file is used to list changes made in each version of the loggly_rsyslog_ng cookbook.


  • Add: rainerscript config for rsyslog 7.6.x+
  • Modify: from now on all major enhancements will be performed for rsyslog 7.6.x+ version of configs. Older rsyslog 5.8.x config format will be supported in legacy mode.
  • Add: setting a names for action queues
  • Add: separate main queue for each log that we send to loggly
  • Add: disk assisted action queue for every added action.
  • Add: creates log file and directory if it doesn't exist
  • Modify: now resource will define logging for only one file.
  • Modify: some attributes names for better clarity.
  • Remove: support of facilities, I'll use different rulesets, so facilities is not neccessary


  • Add: test-kitchen setup for AWS and fixture cookbook for testing LWRP
  • Fix: calling loggy_rsyslog_ng_tls provider inside loggy_rsyslog_ng provider


  • Add: installing loggly certificate from file by default. network connection is not reliable.


  • Add: optional facility opgion go log_file and log_dir hashes.


  • Modify: rewrite the cookbook as LWRP


  • Modify: fork cookbook from loggly-rsyslog cookbook
  • Modify: cookbook name, from loggly-rsyslog to loggly_rsyslog_ng to avoid name collisions
  • Fix: checksum for loggly SSL certificate


  • Use an encrypted databag to retrieve the loggly token instead of a node attribute


  • Set rsyslog configuration values to be configurable via attributes

v1.0.0 (1/25/2014)

  • Initial cookbook version
  • Support for sending messages using TLS
  • Configuration for monitoring a list of files
  • Configuration for monitoring a list of directories

Foodcritic Metric

5.0.0 failed this metric

FC021: Resource condition in provider may not behave as expected: /tmp/cook/bb3cc39c723e79f4d310195a/loggly_rsyslog_ng/providers/default.rb:47
FC021: Resource condition in provider may not behave as expected: /tmp/cook/bb3cc39c723e79f4d310195a/loggly_rsyslog_ng/providers/default.rb:80
FC023: Prefer conditional attributes: /tmp/cook/bb3cc39c723e79f4d310195a/loggly_rsyslog_ng/providers/default.rb:54