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Rsyslogd

Please see below how to configure Rsyslog to send to the Apica Ascent server. Rsyslog can send data to Apica Ascent using either TCP transport or RELP transport. The RELP module for Rsyslog is called omrelp and for the TCP forward is called omfwd
Apica Ascent strongly recommends sending data using the RELP transport to ensure packets are not lost or dropped. RELP relies on acknowledgments from the receiver to make sure the packet is delivered. Apica Ascent, for its part only sends the acknowledgments back once the data is written to the persistent store.

Using omfwd

Update the syslog config in /etc/rsyslog.conf or /etc/rsyslog.d/50-default.conf
*.* action(type="omfwd"
queue.type="LinkedList"
action.resumeRetryCount="-1"
queue.size="10000"
queue.saveonshutdown="on"
target="logiq-server-syslog-host" Port="514" Protocol="tcp"
)

Using omrelp

Installation rsyslog RELP modules

rsyslog is installed by default in most modern OS's, rsyslog needs the omrelp module to send data to a RELP aware endpoint such as Apica Ascent. To enable RELP install packages listed below
  • rsyslog-relp, enables RELP protocol for rsyslog
  • rsyslog-gnutls, enables rsyslog to communicate over a secure socket
sudo apt update
sudo apt install rsyslog-gnutls rsyslog-relp
  • For Redhat/CentOS/Fedora, use yum to install
yum install rsyslog-gnutls rsyslog-relp

Configuring rsyslog (TLS)

Update the syslog config in /etc/rsyslog.conf or /etc/rsyslog.d/50-default.conf
module(load="omrelp")
action(type="omrelp"
target="logiq-server-relp-host"
port="2514"
tls="on"
tls.caCert="/etc/ssl/LOGIQ/certs/LOGIQ.crt"
tls.myCert="/etc/ssl/LOGIQ/certs/client.crt"
tls.myPrivKey="/etc/ssl/LOGIQ/certs/client.key"
tls.authMode="fingerprint"
tls.PermittedPeer=["SHA1:BF:46:AB:9F:A3:77:46:AF:6B:D2:EC:A4:30:72:F1:CC:0E:17:C9:42"]
action.reportSuspensionContinuation="on"
action.resumeRetryCount="-1"
action.resumeInterval="1"
action.resumeIntervalMax="1"
queue.type="LinkedList"
queue.size="250000"
queue.dequeueBatchSize="4096"
queue.workerThreads="10"
queue.workerThreadMinimumMessages="25000"
)
NOTE: Change "target", "port", tls.caCert" , "tls.myCert", "tls.myPrivKey", "tls.PermitterPeer" above to suit your configuration. For non TLS config, set "tls" parameter as "off" and remove all tls.* parameters from above config file. E.g. of target=ec2-34-213-110-235.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com

Configuring rsyslog (non-TLS)

Update the syslog config in /etc/rsyslog.conf or /etc/rsyslog.d/50-default.conf
Rsyslog non-TLS uses port 20514 vs TLS which uses port 2514
module(load="omrelp")
action(type="omrelp"
target="logiq-server-relp-host"
port="20514"
tls="off"
action.reportSuspensionContinuation="on"
action.resumeRetryCount="-1"
action.resumeInterval="1"
action.resumeIntervalMax="1"
queue.type="LinkedList"
queue.size="25000"
queue.dequeueBatchSize="1024"
queue.workerThreads="4"
queue.workerThreadMinimumMessages="60000"
queue.saveOnShutdown="on"
queue.timeoutEnqueue="10"
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