Syslog with Loki Promtail

Loki Promtail

Enable syslog, do this on each host and replace target IP (and maybe port) with you syslog externalIP that is in helm values for promtail

promtail:
  serviceMonitor:
    enabled: true
  extraScrapeConfigs:
    - job_name: syslog
      syslog:
        listen_address: 0.0.0.0:1514
        label_structured_data: yes
        labels:
          job: "syslog"
      relabel_configs:
        - source_labels: ["__syslog_connection_ip_address"]
          target_label: "ip_address"
        - source_labels: ["__syslog_message_severity"]
          target_label: "severity"
        - source_labels: ["__syslog_message_facility"]
          target_label: "facility"
        - source_labels: ["__syslog_message_hostname"]
          target_label: "host"
  syslogService:
    enabled: true
    type: LoadBalancer
    port: 1514
    externalIPs:
        - 192.168.42.155

Create file /etc/rsyslog.d/50-promtail.conf with the following content:

module(load="omprog")
module(load="mmutf8fix")
action(type="mmutf8fix" replacementChar="?")
action(type="omfwd" protocol="tcp" target="192.168.42.155" port="1514" Template="RSYSLOG_SyslogProtocol23Format" TCP_Framing="octet-counted" KeepAlive="on")

Restart rsyslog and view status

sudo systemctl restart rsyslog
sudo systemctl status rsyslog

In Grafana, on the explore tab, you should now be able to view you hosts logs, e.g. this query {host="k3s-master"}