Chapter 15. Installing and Configuring Remote Logging

15.1. Introduction to Remote Logging

All systems generate and update log files recording their actions and any problems they encounter. In a distributed or cloud computing environment that contains many systems collecting these log files in a central location simplifies debugging.
The rsyslog service provides facilities both for running a centralized logging server and for configuring individual systems to send their log files to the centralized logging server. This is referred to as configuring the systems for "remote logging".