HOW TO INSTALL RSYSLOG V8 AND LOGANALYZER V4 ON CENTOS 7
As a System Administrator, logging everything that happens on your systems is an important task for analysis of any unknown issues that occur on your machines. Diagnosis of any system problem starts with checking the system log files. System activity is recorded inside these files which indicate the source of problems that occur.
What is RSYSLOG
RSYSLOG is a super fast system to process logs and events. One of its main features is accepting inputs from various sources, transforming those inputs and outputting the results to different destinations. According to the official website (www.rsyslog.com), it can process up to 1 million messages per second.
RSYSLOG offers the below features:
TCP, SSL, TLS, RELP
MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle and more
Filter any part of syslog message
Fully configurable output format
Suitable for enterprise-class relay chains
1- Install RSYSLOG v8 and Configure Database
CentOS 7 uses an old version of RSYSLOG. In order to install the latest version (v8), we need to install it from the repository offered by the RSYSLOG official website.