You can securely send your logs to Loggly using TLS encryption. This guide shows you how to set it up for nxlog and is tested on Windows Server 2012.
Download the certificate file https://logdog.loggly.com/media/logs-01.loggly.com_sha12.crt
Then place it into C:Program Files*nxlogcert directory.
copy logs-01.loggly.com_sha12.crt C:Program Files*nxlogcert
Open your configuration file (nxlog.conf) and update the output module by replacing the configuration given below.
<Output out> Module om_ssl Host logs-01.loggly.com Port 6514 CAFile %CERTDIR%/logs-01.loggly.com_sha12.crt AllowUntrusted FALSE Exec to_syslog_ietf(); $raw_event = replace($raw_event, 'NXLOG@14506', 'TOKEN@41058 tag="windows"] [', 1); </Output>
- TOKEN: your customer token from the source setup page
Restart NXLog after saving changes and send some Windows logs.
Search Loggly for events with the tag as windows over the past hour. It may take few minutes to index the event. If if doesn’t work, see the troubleshooting section below.
- Troubleshooting with Windows Logs – Use your logs to troubleshoot failed login attempts, application crashes, service failures, and more.
- IIS Logs
- SQL Server Error Logs
- Windows File Monitoring
- Wait a few minutes in case indexing needs to catch up
- Make sure you restarted the nxlog service
- Check if the certificate is properly installed in the cert directory of NXLog
- Make sure port 6514 outbound is open on your firewall and network settings
- Check our guide on Troubleshooting Nxlog
- Search or post your own NXLog TLS configuration question in the community forum.
When the APM Integrated Experience is enabled, Loggly shares a common navigation and enhanced feature set with the other integrated experiences' products. How you navigate Loggly and access its features may vary from these instructions. For more information, go to the APM Integrated Experience documentation.
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