Syslog-ng talks to influxdb directly

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am trying to setup syslog-ng to talk to influxdb directly (so no need to log to files) and I am following :

Without success yet. The error I had when tried to start syslog-ng:

“Error parsing destination, destination plugin http not found in /etc/syslog-ng/syslog-ng.conf”

Do you have some sample config files I can try please?

Please shed some light. Thanks a lot in advance

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would you shed some light on this please?
thanks a lot in advance


The error you’ve shared is coming from syslog-ng itself; it looks like your plugins are not correctly configured. There are a number of issues which can be found by searching Google for “Error parsing destination, destination plugin”, about a variety of different plugins. Generally, the issue seems to be with how the plugin is installed and configured.

There is also a prototype RFC5424 (syslog) parser for Telegraf that you might be able to use. You can find it on the rfc5424-parser branch of Telegraf. This is still a work-in-progress and hasn’t been merged into master, but it works in conjunction with the “socket_listener” plugin.

thanks a lot. it turned out that I just need to install syslog-ng-http