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README.md

Syslog Output Plugin

The syslog output plugin sends syslog messages transmitted over UDP or TCP or TLS, with or without the octet counting framing.

Syslog messages are formatted according to RFC 5424.

Configuration

[[outputs.syslog]]
  ## URL to connect to
  ## ex: address = "tcp://127.0.0.1:8094"
  ## ex: address = "tcp4://127.0.0.1:8094"
  ## ex: address = "tcp6://127.0.0.1:8094"
  ## ex: address = "tcp6://[2001:db8::1]:8094"
  ## ex: address = "udp://127.0.0.1:8094"
  ## ex: address = "udp4://127.0.0.1:8094"
  ## ex: address = "udp6://127.0.0.1:8094"
  address = "tcp://127.0.0.1:8094"

  ## Optional TLS Config
  # tls_ca = "/etc/telegraf/ca.pem"
  # tls_cert = "/etc/telegraf/cert.pem"
  # tls_key = "/etc/telegraf/key.pem"
  ## Use TLS but skip chain & host verification
  # insecure_skip_verify = false

  ## Period between keep alive probes.
  ## Only applies to TCP sockets.
  ## 0 disables keep alive probes.
  ## Defaults to the OS configuration.
  # keep_alive_period = "5m"

  ## The framing technique with which it is expected that messages are
  ## transported (default = "octet-counting").  Whether the messages come
  ## using the octect-counting (RFC5425#section-4.3.1, RFC6587#section-3.4.1),
  ## or the non-transparent framing technique (RFC6587#section-3.4.2).  Must
  ## be one of "octet-counting", "non-transparent".
  # framing = "octet-counting"

  ## The trailer to be expected in case of non-trasparent framing (default = "LF").
  ## Must be one of "LF", or "NUL".
  # trailer = "LF"

  ## SD-PARAMs settings
  ## Syslog messages can contain key/value pairs within zero or more
  ## structured data sections.  For each unrecognised metric tag/field a
  ## SD-PARAMS is created.
  ##
  ## Example:
  ##   [[outputs.syslog]]
  ##     sdparam_separator = "_"
  ##     default_sdid = "default@32473"
  ##     sdids = ["foo@123", "bar@456"]
  ##
  ##   input => xyzzy,x=y foo@123_value=42,bar@456_value2=84,something_else=1
  ##   output (structured data only) => [foo@123 value=42][bar@456 value2=84][default@32473 something_else=1 x=y]

  ## SD-PARAMs separator between the sdid and tag/field key (default = "_")
  # sdparam_separator = "_"

  ## Default sdid used for tags/fields that don't contain a prefix defined in
  ## the explict sdids setting below If no default is specified, no SD-PARAMs
  ## will be used for unrecognised field.
  # default_sdid = "default@32473"

  ## List of explicit prefixes to extract from tag/field keys and use as the
  ## SDID, if they match (see above example for more details):
  # sdids = ["foo@123", "bar@456"]

  ## Default severity value. Severity and Facility are used to calculate the
  ## message PRI value (RFC5424#section-6.2.1).  Used when no metric field
  ## with key "severity_code" is defined.  If unset, 5 (notice) is the default
  # default_severity_code = 5

  ## Default facility value. Facility and Severity are used to calculate the
  ## message PRI value (RFC5424#section-6.2.1).  Used when no metric field with
  ## key "facility_code" is defined.  If unset, 1 (user-level) is the default
  # default_facility_code = 1

  ## Default APP-NAME value (RFC5424#section-6.2.5)
  ## Used when no metric tag with key "appname" is defined.
  ## If unset, "Telegraf" is the default
  # default_appname = "Telegraf"

Metric mapping

The output plugin expects syslog metrics tags and fields to match up with the ones created in the syslog input.

The following table shows the metric tags, field and defaults used to format syslog messages.

Syslog field Metric Tag Metric Field Default value
APP-NAME appname - default_appname = "Telegraf"
TIMESTAMP - timestamp Metric's own timestamp
VERSION - version 1
PRI - serverity_code + (8 * facility_code) default_severity_code=5 (notice), default_facility_code=1 (user-level)
HOSTNAME hostname OR source OR host - os.Hostname()
MSGID - msgid Metric name
PROCID - procid -
MSG - msg -
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