Syslog repository

Overview

Vulture supports syslog repositories. It can forwards logs to a remote syslog server.
The syslog forwarder is built on top of rsyslogd.

Here is the information needed to create a syslog repository:

  • Repository name: Friendly name for the syslog repo.
  • Syslog server IP Address: IPv4 or IPv6 Ip address of your syslog server.
  • Syslog server port number: TCP / UDP port to use.
  • Syslog protocol: Network protocol (UDP or TCP).
  • Syslog keepalive: For TCP protocal, you can configure the Keepalive to improve performances
  • Syslog facility: The syslog facility used to send events.
  • Syslog security level: Criticality level of the message (not used at the moment).

Once done, click on 'Test Syslog connection' to test the connection from Vulture to your syslog server.
During this test, Vulture will try to send "Vulture test \n" on the remote syslog server.
Check that you received it on server side.

You can customize rsyslog.conf (/home/vlt-gui/vulture/vulture_toolkit/templates/rsyslog.conf) template file and add / modify custom directives.
But in case of a Vulture upgrade, the file will be overwritten with the one provided in the new Vulture release.

Activate your syslog repo

Once created, you can use this repo :

You can forward logs via syslog whatever the "initial" data repo is (File, MongoDB or Elastic).