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Set up remote_syslog2 quickly with official Chef, Puppet, and Salt recipes

Posted by @lyspeth on

Papertrail now officially supports automated setup of the remote_syslog2 logging daemon with Chef, Puppet, and Salt:

All three support Ubuntu, Amazon Linux, CentOS/RHEL, and Debian 9. (A previous version of this post mentioned an upstream issue with Puppet and Debian 9 that has now been resolved.)

The Chef cookbook supports 12.21.x and 13.x, and the Puppet module has been tested with 4.x and 5.x.

Get set up easily by providing:

  • the account’s log destination information
  • a list of files to monitor
  • any desired config options for typical remote_syslog2 operation

If your config strategy of choice is cookbooks, modules, or formulas, try these out. Tell us if you run into any speed bumps.