Troubleshoot a Remote Logging Configuration on Linux

30 minutes
  • 3 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

`rsyslog` gathers, parses, and filters logs by default on the majority of Linux systems. These logs can also be sent to a remote logging server, where they are stored in the defined files — as long as the appropriate configuration is used on both the remote and forwarding host. In this lab, someone has attempted to set up remote logging, but both the logs and application server are experiencing issues. Discover and resolve the problems so `rsyslog` works on the appropriate port and logs are being sent. _This lab is not approved or sponsored by Red Hat._

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Replicate the Issue

Confirm that rsyslog is not working on the correct port.

Resolve the Logging Server Issues

Use troubleshooting tools and methods to track down the issue on the logs server.

Resolve the Log Forwarding Issues

Use the app server to test log forwarding — and uncover the issue preventing it from working.

Additional Resources

Something has gone wrong with our remote logging server and it no longer appears to be working on the correct port, 30514. Resolve the issue on the logs server, and then confirm the app server's error, critical, alert, and emergency logs are forwarding appropriately.

If there continues to be a problem, troubleshoot the application server configuration as well.

This lab is not approved or sponsored by Red Hat.

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