Title: Get Your Syslog On
Author: David G. Simmons
Abstract: This DZone article by IoT Developer Evangelist at InfluxData David Simmons shows how to set up your Telegraf instance to pull syslog data into InfluxDB to enable “metrics first” log analysis. He begins by providing installation and configuration instructions for Mac OS to help readers get their Telegraf instance pulling syslog data into InfluxDB. Then he provides the Linux installation and configuration instructions for the same purpose. Finally, he shows how to configure Telegraf and how to visualize log data using Chronograf.