I’m working with the latest nightly builds, and trying to get the
syslog plugin working without much success. Running it on my Mac, I get no entries from syslog. I also tried enabling the
tail plugin and pointing it to
/usr/local/var/log/**.log as suggested in the Telegraf config file, but all that served to do was create massive telegraf.log files due to all the parse errors.
I’ve also tried enabling this on a linux variant, but with equally unsatisfying results. In reading through the config file, it looks like the
syslog plugin is looking to read from a specific port for syslog data, so I enabled a ‘remote’ syslog output at 127.0.0.1 but still see no logs gathered.
Pointers to what I’m doing wrong would be greatly appreciated.