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Feature #7033

Syslog capability

Added by Johan Sunnerstig almost 5 years ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

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Duplicate
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Category:
Rails
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Description

It would be quite handy to have native syslog capability, this would help with things like keeping track of instance creations, time taken for said creations, etc. This is currently doable but it's a lot of work since it means forwarding and parsing the production.log file, and this file isn't very "syslog-y" in it's formatting.

This is no major issue or anything, but a nice to have thing.


Related issues

Related to Foreman - Feature #10487: As a developer, I should be able to define custom loggers and control them via settingsClosed2015-05-12
Related to Foreman - Tracker #8360: Full journald supportDuplicate2014-11-12

Related to Foreman - Feature #13702: Configure Foreman with syslog by defaultDuplicate2016-02-15

History

#1 Updated by Dominic Cleal almost 5 years ago

  • Category set to Rails

Using_Syslog_with_Foreman is Johan's page on configuring rsyslog to read production.log, as noted above.

#2 Updated by Jon McKenzie about 4 years ago

If this capability were developed, would it be included with Foreman or be pushed into a plugin (can a Rails engine reconfigure global logging?)?

I have a syslog implementation working on our dev Foreman using the syslogger gem and it seems to work ok. I see #10487 is attempting to address this as well, so not sure if I should pursue it. My change is pretty minimal, just two new settings syslog and syslog_facility.

#3 Updated by Marek Hulán about 4 years ago

Syslogger gem looks good in term of dependencies but seems quite basic. To implement #10487 you mention I think another gem called logging would be better fit. It also supports syslog (as one of appender). So I suppose if you used logging instead, I think it would be welcome and merged into core.

#4 Updated by Ohad Levy about 4 years ago

  • Related to Feature #10487: As a developer, I should be able to define custom loggers and control them via settings added

#5 Updated by Marek Hulán about 4 years ago

Actually, I missed that the #10487 is already ready for testing, so I think you can just wait a bit longer, until it gets in. It should allow you to customize log outputs to use syslog.

#6 Updated by Dominic Cleal about 4 years ago

#7 Updated by Dominic Cleal about 4 years ago

#10487's merged and should be in nightlies soon. You can reconfigure /etc/foreman/logging.yaml to enable syslog output, but I don't know that the output is in a particularly syslog-esque style. We could take improvements to the examples in logging.yaml perhaps for formatting and setting the facility.

#8 Updated by Lukas Zapletal over 3 years ago

  • Related to Feature #13702: Configure Foreman with syslog by default added

#9 Updated by Lukas Zapletal over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from New to Duplicate

We added both syslog and journad in Foreman core, now there is discussion to enable it by default by the installer. See #22559.

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