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You can send your Linux syslogs to Stackify to be viewed in the Logs Dashboard. The following section will cover how to enable sending syslogs to Stackify without an agent already installed on your server.

Enabling Syslog Support without the Stackify Agent

Enabling Syslog Support without the Stackify Agent

When setting up syslogs without an agent, you will need to run the following script on your server:

wget http://stackifyprodwest.blob.core.windows.net/stackifysetup/stackify-syslog-install.tar.gz
tar -zxvf stackify-syslog-install.tar.gz
sudo ./stackify-syslog-install.sh

This script will create everything necessary to send syslogs over to Stackify so they can be uploaded to the Logs Dashboard. After running the sudo "./stackify-syslog-install.sh" command, you will be prompted to enter your Stackify activation key located on the Settings page in your Stackify account and an environment name. Once these values are entered in, you will be able to view your server's syslogs in the Logs Dashboard.

All transmission of these logs back to Stackify happens over a TCP connection using TLS (Transport Layer Security). Please ensure outbound port 514 in your firewall is open for this to take place.

A Note About Syslog Errors

Once properly configured, Syslog will be able to send all log messages to Stackify. Although these messages can come in at different log levels such as DEBUG, INFO, ERROR, etc., since they are not coming in as exceptions, syslog errors will not appear in the Errors Dashboard. Support for exceptions in the Errors Dashboard is currently planned for a near-future release; please contact support@stackify.com with any questions regarding the planned functionality.

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