Looking to get data out of syslog into mongo? You can do that with fluentd in 10 minutes!
Here is how:
$ gem install fluentd$ gem install fluent-plugin-mongo$ touch fluentd.conf
fluentd.conf should look like this (just copy and paste this into fluentd.conf):
<source>@type syslogport 5140bind 0.0.0.0tag system.local</source><match **>@type mongodatabase <db name> #(required)collection <collection name> #(optional; default="untagged")host <hostname> #(optional; default="localhost")port <port> #(optional; default=27017)</match>
After that, you can start fluentd and everything should work:
$ fluentd -c fluentd.conf
Of course, this is just a quick example. If you are thinking of running fluentd in production, consider using td-agent, the enterprise version of Fluentd packaged and maintained by Treasure Data, Inc..
If this article is incorrect or outdated, or omits critical information, please let us know. Fluentd is a open source project under Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). All components are available under the Apache 2 License.