I like my logs, like all of them all the time. Elasticsearch cluster, Kibana dashboards, billions and billions of logs, stored and stashed. It’s a happy world for me. Don’t assume I do anything especially useful with those logs, I just like collecting and storing them.

I use nxlog to collect them from Windows machines as well as a much lighter/simpler (?) processor instead of Filebeat. I’m not sure that I can stand by that, but I do know that once you have configured NXLog you can forget about it like forever. With that in mind I thought, well time to add this handy tool to my local repository provider. Simple right? WRONG! In 2018 the poor community of NXLog doesn’t have a repo set up for their software

I will fix this!

(stay tuned for updates…)