InfluxDB not only support metrics, it also can store your syslog. I have played around with metrics, now I’d like to send my log to InfluxDB. Here is how I did.

1. Turn your telegraph as a syslog server listener. I chose to use UDP instead of TCP. 6514 is the UDP port

2. On the client side, We need to tell rsyslog to send the log to my Telegraf. Check the config below, you need to specify RSYSLOG_SyslogProtocol23Format. , “@” is for UDP , “@@” is for TCP

The next step is to download a Syslog dashboard from Grafana and see how it works