Syslog-ng Chef cookbook
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The Syslog NG cookbook installs and configures syslog-ng service. The cookbook has been written for and tested on CentOS with syslog-ng 2.1.4. Syslog NG can be obtained here:


  • Chef 0.8+
  • Syslog-NG 2.x package


In a run list:

"run_list": [

In a cookbook:

include_recipe "syslog-ng"

syslog_ng_app application[:name] do
  index "02"
  host ""
  port "514"
  log_base "/var/applogs"

License and Author

Author:: Artem Veremey (

Copyright 2012, Artem Veremey

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.


v 1.0.0

  • Initial public release