Sends messages to Grafana Loki over gRPC, based on the Loki destination of AxoSyslog Core.

Available in Logging operator version 4.4 and later.


apiVersion: logging.banzaicloud.io/v1beta1
kind: SyslogNGOutput
  name: loki-output
    url: "loki.loki:8000"
    batch-lines: 2000
    batch-timeout: 10
    workers: 3
    log-fifo-size: 1000
      "app": "$PROGRAM"
      "host": "$HOST"
    timestamp: "msg"
    template: "$ISODATE $HOST $MSGHDR$MSG"
      insecure: {}

For details on the available options of the output, see the documentation of the AxoSyslog syslog-ng distribution. For available macros like $PROGRAM and $HOST see https://axoflow.com/docs/axosyslog-core/chapter-manipulating-messages/customizing-message-format/reference-macros/


auth (*Auth, optional)

Authentication configuration, see the documentation of the AxoSyslog syslog-ng distribution.

batch-lines (int, optional)

Description: Specifies how many lines are flushed to a destination in one batch. The syslog-ng OSE application waits for this number of lines to accumulate and sends them off in a single batch. Increasing this number increases throughput as more messages are sent in a single batch, but also increases message latency. For example, if you set batch-lines() to 100, syslog-ng OSE waits for 100 messages.

batch-timeout (int, optional)

Description: Specifies the time syslog-ng OSE waits for lines to accumulate in the output buffer. The syslog-ng OSE application sends batches to the destinations evenly. The timer starts when the first message arrives to the buffer, so if only few messages arrive, syslog-ng OSE sends messages to the destination at most once every batch-timeout() milliseconds.

disk_buffer (*DiskBuffer, optional)

This option enables putting outgoing messages into the disk buffer of the destination to avoid message loss in case of a system failure on the destination side. For details, see the Syslog-ng DiskBuffer options.

Default: false

labels (filter.ArrowMap, optional)

Using the Labels map, Kubernetes label to Loki label mapping can be configured. Example: {"app" : "$PROGRAM"}

log-fifo-size (int, optional)

The number of messages that the output queue can store.

persist_name (string, optional)

If you receive the following error message during AxoSyslog startup, set the persist-name() option of the duplicate drivers: Error checking the uniqueness of the persist names, please override it with persist-name option. Shutting down. See syslog-ng docs for more information.

retries (int, optional)

The number of times syslog-ng OSE attempts to send a message to this destination. If syslog-ng OSE could not send a message, it will try again until the number of attempts reaches retries, then drops the message.

template (string, optional)

Template for customizing the log message format.

time_reopen (int, optional)

The time to wait in seconds before a dead connection is reestablished.

Default: 60

timestamp (string, optional)

The timestamp that will be applied to the outgoing messages (possible values: current|received|msg default: current). Loki does not accept events, in which the timestamp is not monotonically increasing.

url (string, optional)

Specifies the hostname or IP address and optionally the port number of the service that can receive log data via gRPC. Use a colon (:) after the address to specify the port number of the server. For example: grpc://

workers (int, optional)

Specifies the number of worker threads (at least 1) that syslog-ng OSE uses to send messages to the server. Increasing the number of worker threads can drastically improve the performance of the destination.