Send Oracle logs to Graylog

(Max Steiner) #1

Hello there,

I’m trying to send Oracle logs (log.xml) to graylog via collector-sidecar without success.
Does anybody has an idea how to configure that?

Thanks a log

(Jan Doberstein) #2

Hej Max,

some more information would be nice. What OS is your Oracle running on? What documentation/how-to did you follow? What are the problems you are facing?

(Max Steiner) #3

Hi Jan,

Graylog 2.2 OS :SLES12
Oracle 11 OS: SLES12

The collector (Filebeat) is running well and if I go to Graylog console -->Collectors and click on the server where the collector is running, I can see the Oracle Log file (log.xml), but i’m not getting any messages on the search view.

The collector was installed according to the installation guidelines from Graylog Documentation and is also implemented to get logs from Apache2 (which is working very well), but not when the logs to transfer are in an xml file (oracle case)

So, my questions are:

  • how can I read the oracle log.xml file in graylog, or
  • how can I transfer the logs entries from this log.xml file to Graylog

How-To documentation about transfer oracle logs to Graylog I did not found
I have setup Graylog to get all Syslogs (Linux), Eventlogs (Windows) and logs from apache (linux) and everything works fine, except for oracle log.xml

Do you have an idea?

Thanks a lot in advance


(Jan Doberstein) #4

Hej Max,

I have written this blog post about how to get a file into Graylog (multiline). Maybe this gives you an Idea.

Without knowing how you had configured the Sidecar, I did not have any Idea.

(Max Steiner) #5

Thanks . Yeah your blog is interesting and actually I followed but still not working. So here are the configurations i have for Sidecar and filebeat:

server_url: http://:9000/api/
update_interval: 10
tls_skip_verify: true
send_status: true
- /oracle/v01/diag/rdbms/ksj/KSJ/alert
collector_id: file:/etc/graylog/collector-sidecar/collector-id
cache_path: /var/cache/graylog/collector-sidecar
log_path: /var/log/graylog/collector-sidecar
log_rotation_time: 86400
log_max_age: 604800
- oracle
- name: nxlog
enabled: false
binary_path: /usr/bin/nxlog
configuration_path: /etc/graylog/collector-sidecar/generated/nxlog.conf
- name: filebeat
enabled: true
binary_path: /usr/bin/filebeat
configuration_path: /etc/graylog/collector-sidecar/generated/filebeat.yml


  • document_type: oracle
    encoding: plain
    collector_node_id: kdcora002
    gl2_source_collector: acb88517-cf06-47ae-90c6-e88d6a554ff1
    logtype: alert
    ignore_older: 0
    input_type: log
    match: after
    negate: false
    pattern: ^<msg|$
    • /oracle/v01/diag/rdbms/ksj/KSJ/alertlog.xml
      scan_frequency: 10s
      tail_files: true
    • :5044
      data: /var/cache/graylog/collector-sidecar/filebeat/data
      logs: /var/log/graylog/collector-sidecar
  • oracle

So, the file is an xml log and contains multi-lines like this:

Completed checkpoint up to RBA [0x595.2.10], SCN: 3394482

Now, I’m getting the logs in but the parsing for multiline does not really work. I got only one part of it:
<msg time=‘2017-06-09T14:02:47.134+02:00’ org_id=‘oracle’ comp_id=‘rdbms’

The rest is not being interpreted

Any hint?

(Max Steiner) #6

Hey Jan,

Did you have a chance to see my reply?


(Jan Doberstein) #7

This is not a personal support channel.

If you need individual support, consider buying Graylog Enterprise:

(system) #8

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