Sample NXLog Windows Collection configuration

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define ROOT C:\Program Files (x86)\nxlog

Moduledir %ROOT%\modules
CacheDir %ROOT%\data
Pidfile %ROOT%\data\nxlog.pid
SpoolDir %ROOT%\data
LogFile %ROOT%\data\nxlog.log
LogLevel INFO

<Extension logrotate>
    Module  xm_fileop
    <Schedule>
        When    @daily
        Exec    file_cycle('%ROOT%\data\nxlog.log', 7);
     </Schedule>
</Extension>


<Extension gelfExt>
  Module xm_gelf
  # Avoid truncation of the short_message field to 64 characters.
  ShortMessageLength 65536
</Extension>

<Input eventlog>
        Module im_msvistalog
        PollInterval 1
        SavePos True
        ReadFromLast True
        
        #Channel System
        #<QueryXML>
        #  <QueryList>
        #   <Query Id='1'>
        #    <Select Path='Security'>*[System/Level=4]</Select>
        #    </Query>
        #  </QueryList>
        #</QueryXML>
</Input>


<Input file>
	Module im_file
	File 'C:\Windows\MyLogDir\\*.log'
	PollInterval 1
	SavePos	True
	ReadFromLast True
	Recursive False
	RenameCheck False
	Exec $FileName = file_name(); # Send file name with each message
</Input>


<Output gelf>
	Module om_tcp
	Host 192.168.1.1
	Port 12201
	OutputType  GELF_TCP
	<Exec>
	  # These fields are needed for Graylog
	  $gl2_source_collector = '${sidecar.nodeId}';
	  $collector_node_id = '${sidecar.nodeName}';
	</Exec>
</Output>


<Route route-1>
  Path eventlog => gelf
</Route>
<Route route-2>
  Path file => gelf
</Route>
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Hey @chris.black-gl

Is this configuration mainly used with Graylog Sidecar? The reason I ask is that I have old config Ive been using since Graylog 2.4.
GELF-TCP/TLS

## This is a sample configuration file. See the nxlog reference manual about the
## configuration options. It should be installed locally and is also available
## online at http://nxlog.org/docs/

## Please set the ROOT to the folder your nxlog was installed into,
## otherwise it will not start.

#define ROOT C:\Program Files\nxlog
define ROOT C:\Program Files (x86)\nxlog
define CERTDIR %ROOT%\cert
define LOGFILE C:\Program Files (x86)\nxlog\data\nxlog.log


Moduledir %ROOT%\modules
CacheDir %ROOT%\data
Pidfile %ROOT%\data\nxlog.pid
SpoolDir %ROOT%\data
LogFile %ROOT%\data\nxlog.log
#LogLevel DEBUG

<Extension _fileop>
    Module xm_fileop
    # Check the log file size every hour and rotate if larger than 5 MB
    <Schedule>
        Every 1 hour
        <Exec>
            if (file_exists('%LOGFILE%') and file_size('%LOGFILE%') >= 5M)
                file_cycle('%LOGFILE%', 8);
        </Exec>
    </Schedule>
    # Rotate log file every week on Sunday at midnight
    <Schedule>
        When    @weekly
        Exec    if file_exists('%LOGFILE%') file_cycle('%LOGFILE%', 8);
    </Schedule>
</Extension>

<Extension gelf>
    Module      xm_gelf
 </Extension>

<Input zone-01>
    Module      im_msvistalog
    Query <QueryList>\
           <Query Id="0">\
               <Select Path="Application">*</Select>\
               <Select Path="System">*</Select>\
               <Select Path="Security">*</Select>\    
             </Query>\
    </QueryList>  
</Input>

<Output out>
    Module      om_ssl 
    Host        graylog.domain.com
    Port        51412
    OutputType  GELF_TCP 
    CertFile    %CERTDIR%/graylog3-certificate.pem
    CertKeyFile %CERTDIR%/graylog3-key.pem
    CAFile      %CERTDIR%/cert3.pem
    KeyPass     secret 
    AllowUntrusted  true   
    Exec $Hostname = hostname_fqdn();
    Exec $FullMessage = $raw_event;    
</Output>

<Route >
    Path        zone-01 => out
</Route>

Not specifically sidecar. It’s just a minimum configuration to get it to output GELF.

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