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I'm used to sending my logs from a server to a remote Logstash using rsyslog, with a configuration file roughly as follows (usually more specific to prevent too many logs from being sent):

*.* @192.168.5.5:5000

I'm now starting work on a server that does not have syslog running but instead uses journald. Is there a similar way to send the logs to Logstash with journald as is done with Syslog, or does it require more work? I can't find much information online regarding the use of Logstash with journald.

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There is no official support, but there is an open issue to get it added. It turns out there are a few plugins that shim in this support, notably logstash-input-journald.

  • Thanks, I'll probably stick to using journald forwarding messages to rsyslog for now. This is probably still what most logstash user do to this date? – Loic Duros Feb 5 '16 at 14:04

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