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Old 01-19-2013, 03:41 AM   #1
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Creating filters in rsyslog


Hi All,

I am new to this Forum as well as to Linux. I have very limited knowledge on Linux and I am planning to learn more.
I have a requirement to set up a central logging server with Linux and that is why I am here.

I have installed rsyslog (removed syslogd obviously) and it is now logging all the messages in to /var/log/messages. But I want to create filters. For example I have a lot of network devices like switches and routers and want to create filters based on the host names of these devices.

I did refer this: http://blog.migrationking.com/2011/0...e-linux-6.html

Below is my rsyslog.conf

# rsyslog v5 configuration file

# For more information see /usr/share/doc/rsyslog-*/rsyslog_conf.html
# If you experience problems, see http://www.rsyslog.com/doc/troubleshoot.html

#### MODULES ####

$ModLoad imuxsock # provides support for local system logging (e.g. via logger command)
$ModLoad imklog # provides kernel logging support (previously done by rklogd)
#$ModLoad immark # provides --MARK-- message capability

# Provides UDP syslog reception
$ModLoad imudp
$UDPServerRun 514

# Provides TCP syslog reception
$ModLoad imtcp
$InputTCPServerRun 514


#### GLOBAL DIRECTIVES ####

# Use default timestamp format
$ActionFileDefaultTemplate RSYSLOG_TraditionalFileFormat

# File syncing capability is disabled by default. This feature is usually not required,
# not useful and an extreme performance hit
#$ActionFileEnableSync on

# Include all config files in /etc/rsyslog.d/
$IncludeConfig /etc/rsyslog.d/*.conf

#### RULES ####

# Log all kernel messages to the console.
# Logging much else clutters up the screen.
#kern.* /dev/console

# Log anything (except mail) of level info or higher.
# Don't log private authentication messages!
*.info;mail.none;authpriv.none;cron.none /var/log/messages

# The authpriv file has restricted access.
authpriv.* /var/log/secure

# Log all the mail messages in one place.
mail.* -/var/log/maillog

# Log cron stuff
cron.* /var/log/cron

# Everybody gets emergency messages
*.emerg :omusrmsg:*

# Save news errors of level crit and higher in a special file.
uucp,news.crit /var/log/spooler

# Save boot messages also to boot.log
local7.* /var/log/boot.log

# OOB ASA Logging
:fromhost-ip, isequal, "xx.xx.xx.xx" /var/log/Switch1
& ~

# ### begin forwarding rule ###
# The statement between the begin ... end define a SINGLE forwarding
# rule. They belong together, do NOT split them. If you create multiple
# forwarding rules, duplicate the whole block!
# Remote Logging (we use TCP for reliable delivery)
#
# An on-disk queue is created for this action. If the remote host is
# down, messages are spooled to disk and sent when it is up again.
#$WorkDirectory /var/lib/rsyslog # where to place spool files
#$ActionQueueFileName fwdRule1 # unique name prefix for spool files
#$ActionQueueMaxDiskSpace 1g # 1gb space limit (use as much as possible)
#$ActionQueueSaveOnShutdown on # save messages to disk on shutdown
#$ActionQueueType LinkedList # run asynchronously
#$ActionResumeRetryCount -1 # infinite retries if host is down
# remote host is: name/ip:port, e.g. 192.168.0.1:514, port optional
#*.* @@remote-host:514
# ### end of the forwarding rule ###


I tried multiple combinations like

:msg,contains, "<Hostname>" /var/log/Switch1
& ~

if $msg contains '<Hostname>' then /var/log/Switch1
& ~

But it is not working for me at the moment.

I am using the following:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.5
rsyslog-5.10.0-2.el5.centos

I would really appreaciate if some one could assist me with this.

Thanks in advance
Ahmed
 
Old 01-19-2013, 01:48 PM   #2
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