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I'm currently working on our IT System to improve it a little bit. I've install set and run a rsyslogd on our servers (Physicals and virtuals), all of them now sending their logs into a database.

Now, I'm able to request this database to found any kind of problem or informations that I'm looking for quickly and efficently, on our whole system, but, yet it remain a "problem" for me which is to lay out all those informations in a human way for my managers and all other none technical persons.

I was wondering if their was a piece of webapp able to do the trick but surprisingly, I've not been able to find one on google.

So the question is, do you know the name of a webapp which is able to parse and report all my logs hosted on a database?

Wahoo, thanks to all of you for those amazing solutions.

I take a look on all of it, and I've to said that splunk and Greylog2 seems to be the most fitted for my needs :D

Thanks a lot, I'll have to make some POC now :D

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1 – quanta Aug 17 '12 at 7:56 (limited compared to splunk but simpler and free) – Matt Aug 17 '12 at 8:40
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Check out the web interfaces for these two log management systems.


logstash is a tool for managing events and logs. You can use it to collect logs, parse them, and store them for later use (like, for searching). Speaking of searching, logstash comes with a web interface for searching and drilling into all of your logs.


Graylog2 is an open source log management solution that stores your logs in ElasticSearch. It consists of a server written in Java that accepts your syslog messages via TCP, UDP or AMQP and stores it in the database. The second part is a web interface that allows you to manage the log messages from your web browser. Take a look at the screenshots or the latest release info page to get a feeling of what you can do with Graylog2.

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Heres a nice blog post with a Logstash+Graylog2 architecture diagram: – Not Now Aug 17 '12 at 20:20

We use splunk. It has very nice web interface with many capabilities. More about splunk here. Additional apps to splunk here

We tested also logzilla. Logzilla live demo here.

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LogZilla has been around for 10 years, it was known as php-syslog-ng until about 2 years ago. There's a free version for small networks available at

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