Syslog is a message logging standard has been around for decades, but has renewed popularity as a method of log capture with the advent of containerization and centralized logging solutions.
Enabling an Ubutu 14.04 or 16.04 host to act as a syslog server only takes a few simple steps.
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Logging has always been a critical part of application development. But the rise of OS virtualization, applications containers, and cloud-scale logging solutions has turned logging into something bigger that managing local debug files.
Modern applications and services are now expected to feed log aggregation and analysis stacks (ELK, Graylog, Loggly, Splunk, etc). This can be done a multitude of ways, in this post I want to focus on modifying log4j2 so that it sends directly to an rsyslog server.
Even though we focus on sending to an Ubuntu ryslog server in this post, this could be any entity listening for syslog traffic, such as Logstash.
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