Dear syslog-ng users,
This is the 65th issue of syslog-ng Insider, a monthly newsletter that brings you syslog-ng-related news.
Our new website – http://syslog-ng.com/ – is now live. It is a central hub of information for all syslog-ng related content, including commercial products built around syslog-ng. All documentation and blogs were migrated here. The old syslog-ng.org site will go away once all open source related content found its place on the new site. Feedback is much appreciated!
You might have already heard that Balabit, the company behind syslog-ng, has been acquired by One Identity (http://www.oneidentity.com), and you may be wondering what would happen to syslog-ng in the future. Learn how Balázs Scheidler, original author of syslog-ng, sees the future: https://lists.balabit.hu/pipermail/syslog-ng/2018-January/024254.html Tl;dr: nothing to worry about!
Collecting logs can be especially important in a containerized environment, where you start and stop containers around the clock, and the container might not even exist anymore by the time you investigate an event. Read this white paper to find out how to:
In this post, we explain a few common syslog-ng error and warning messages, what they mean, and how to solve them. https://syslog-ng.com/blog/common-syslog-ng-error-messages-solutions/
Version 6 of the Elastic Stack has now been available for some time, packed with new features and improved performance. Compatibility of syslog-ng was checked already during the alpha phase of development, as syslog-ng is becoming popular among Elasticsearch users: it can greatly simplify logging to Elasticsearch. There are no major changes from a syslog-ng point of view but – to improve your copy & paste experience – I updated my getting started guide from Elastic Stack 5 to 6. https://syslog-ng.com/blog/syslog-ng-and-elasticsearch-6-getting-started-on-rhelcentos/
DevConf is a yearly conference for developers, administrators, and users of Linux and related technologies. It is organized by Red Hat in Brno, home to one of their major development centers. Since the majority of syslog-ng users are running their logging server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS, it is important to know their needs and the directions where RHEL is heading. It is also a good possibility to discuss logging-related questions with Red Hat engineers in person. https://syslog-ng.com/blog/devconf-long-live-containerization/
SCALE: Logging Docker using syslog-ng: https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale/16x/presentations/logging-docker-using-syslog-ng Pasadena Convention Center March 8 – 11, 2018
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