Push JIRA logs to syslog server

I need to push JIRA logs (tomcat logs) to remote syslog server.

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Hi Heshan,

Try to use syslog appender. In log4j properties you add it and then you have to insert DNS SERVER NAME.... :)

It would be great if you could provide more information regarding enabling syslog appender.

Do you have a sample code that we can use as a guideline? Thanks

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You need to modify log4j.property file.

Add SYSLOG to log4j.rootCategory.


# sample properties to initialize

log4j log4j.rootCategory= WARN, console, filelog, SYSLOG, fout

Then add below appender to this file

log4j.appender.SYSLOG.syslogHost=<IP address of local syslog server>
log4j.appender.SYSLOG.layout.ConversionPattern=%t %5r %-5p %-21d{yyyyMMdd HH:mm:ss,SSS} %c{2} [%x] %m %throwable{none}

Then go to /etc/syslog-ng/syslog-ng.conf file

Un-comment below line udp(ip("") port(514));

and add below lines

destination df_remote_log { udp("<IP address of remote syslog server>" port(514)); };
filter f_mit { facility(LOCAL0); };
log {
filter(f_mit); destination(df_remote_log);

Finally restart tomcat and syslog services

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