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Defined typed based management of rsyslog.


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Version information

  • 0.1.1 (latest)
  • 0.1.0
released Sep 1st 2015
This version is compatible with:
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Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'asciiduck-rsyslog', '0.1.1'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add asciiduck-rsyslog
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install asciiduck-rsyslog --version 0.1.1

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asciiduck/rsyslog — version 0.1.1 Sep 1st 2015

Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Setup - The basics of getting started with rsyslog
  3. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  4. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  5. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.


This module presents a more flexible, if not yet feature parity, alternative to other rsyslog modules on the forge currently. The biggest gain is the defined types which allow more flexibility in adding logging rules.


What rsyslog affects

  • /etc/rsyslog.conf
  • /etc/rsyslog.d/
  • rsyslog run directory

Setup Requirements

No current special requirements, other than puppetlabs/stdlib

Beginning with rsyslog

The main class will create a very basic configuration with no rules.

include 'rsyslog'

To make use of the default rules for your OS you should also use include rsyslog::default_configuration

include 'rsyslog'
include 'rsyslog::default\_configuration'


To add new rule to log to a file

  pattern => 'user7.\*',
  file    => '/var/log/user7.log',

To add new rule to log to a remote host, you must provide at least the host and the protocol. The protocol may be one of three options, 'udp', 'tcp', or 'tcpo' (TCP with octet framing).

  pattern => 'user7.\*',
  host    => '',
  proto   => 'udp'



Currently no overt support for more complicated configurations, like TLS.


Do the usual fork/commit/pull request shuffle. Be sure to keep tests up to date.