Forwards syslog messages to elasticsearch. To be used with the docker syslog log_driver.
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Docker log driver syslog forward to Elasticsearch

##Introduction This docker simply accepts syslog messages via TCP or UDP, stores them locally in /var/log/syslog (which can be mapped on the host for persistence) and forwards them to an elastic search endpoint.

Note that this docker does not support linking since the elasticsearch machine is likely to run on another machine.


Environment var Description
ESLOG_HOST The endpoint where the ElasticSearch instance is hosted.
ESLOG_ES_PORT The port number where the ElasticSearch hosts the API on.

##Example usage

Start the ElasticSearch docker:

docker run -d -p 9200:9200 elasticsearch

Start this docker:

docker run -d -e ESLOG_HOST={hostip} -e ESLOG_ES_PORT=9200 -p 5514:514 visity/rsyslog-elasticsearch

where {hostip} should be the ip address of the elasticsearch docker host. I used port 5514 so it will not conflict with any locally running syslog instance.

On a docker 1.8 machine (which supports tagging):

docker run -d --log-driver=syslog --log-opt syslog-address=tcp://{hostip}:5514 --log-opt syslog-tag="redis" redis