Aiven Blog

Apr 30, 2019

Syslog output supported on the Aiven platform

Aiven customers now have a third way to get their service logs; find out more about it in this post.


Kyle Buzzell

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Head of Growth Marketing at Aiven

Last summer, we made some improvements to our default logs view and released our Aiven logs integration. While these changes provided greater logging visibility and flexibility, there was still one issue:

What if you were using an external service or running your own logging infrastructure?

We pride ourselves on the openness of our platform, which is why we did something about it: you can now send your Aiven service logs to an external monitoring system using the rsyslog protocol.

As a result, you can now send Aiven service logs to 3rd-party logging services such as Loggly or Papertrail, or your own syslog service, giving you three logging options. Check out our help article to learn how to set it up.

Wrapping up

You have three logging options: accessing the past two days of logs via our Console, API, or CLI, using our logs integration to get unlimited retention and benefit from OpenSearch’s capabilities, or our syslog integration to send them to an external service.

And stay tuned, we will be supporting a fourth option pretty soon that has been requested quite often: sending Aiven service logs to external OpenSearch/Elasticsearch databases. To stay up to date, subscribe to our blog and changelog RSS feeds, or follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn!

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