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Old 02-16-2009, 12:26 PM
Kenneth Holter
Default Setting up centralized logging

I though I'd give swatch a try, but can't seem to find it in the
repository. Does swatch exist in any official RHEL 5.x repos?

On 1/14/09, De Vries, Timothy <Timothy.DeVries@bmo.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Rsyslog is an option and is included in RHEL 5.2 as an RPM. I like it
> because it allows you to post the priority.facility (PRI) values in the
> syslog messages which make it easier to filter for 'interesting' messages
> via a centralized server running swatch. Syslog-ng may also do this but
> I've not used it.
> Thanks,
> Tim
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:redhat-list-bounces@redhat.com]On Behalf Of Kenneth Holter
> Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 9:42 AM
> To: redhat-list@redhat.com
> Subject: Setting up centralized logging
> Hello list.
> We're planning on setting up centralized logging for our RHEL systems, and
> have to decide on applications to use for collecting logs and analyzing
> them.
> Most of our systems are running RHEL, so we're looking for software that is
> supported on this platform.
> The first issue would be to decide on which syslog implementation to use,
> and "syslog-ng" seems to be very popular. Will this be included in EPEL or
> such in near future?
> Are there better options than syslog-ng?
> After collecting the syslog data, we'll need to analyze them. Swatch and
> are two options, as well as logwatch. The latter doesn't monitor in real
> time, so I guess this one is out of the picture. Feedback on Swatch and
> SEC,
> as well as other good options, is appreciated.
> Lastly, we'll have to decide on how to set up the architecture, such as
> relay architecture or single central loghost. Does anyone know of good
> documentation that discusses this issue?
> Regards,
> Kenneth Holter
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