Turning every log entry into gold: centralized logging with Drupal

Logs are an essential part of debugging operational issues, improving user experience, and securing our Drupal sites, yet they are often overlooked. In this session I will review a number of tools that will help ensure our logs are utilized to the fullest extent possible including Graylog2 (and the GELF format), Logstash, Kibana, rsyslogd, syslog-ng, and the Drupal core logging system. Lastly, I will talk about how the Drupal.org infrastructure team built a centralized logging system with syslog-ng, Logstash, and Kibana to help debug problems as they arise.

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Tuesday 17:00-18:00


Logstash and Kibana are great tools. This will be good for anyone who's tried to debug by grepping multiple log files.

The audio is streaming a second presentation on top of this one starting at 6:10.