New in version 2015.8.0.
This module provides some fluentd logging handlers.
In the fluent configuration file:
<source> type forward bind localhost port 24224 </source>
Then, to send logs via fluent in Logstash format, add the following to the salt (master and/or minion) configuration file:
fluent_handler: host: localhost port: 24224
To send logs via fluent in the Graylog raw json format, add the following to the salt (master and/or minion) configuration file:
fluent_handler: host: localhost port: 24224 payload_type: graylog tags: - salt_master.SALT
The above also illustrates the tags option, which allows one to set descriptive (or useful) tags on records being sent. If not provided, this defaults to the single tag: 'salt'. Also note that, via Graylog "magic", the 'facility' of the logged message is set to 'SALT' (the portion of the tag after the first period), while the tag itself will be set to simply 'salt_master'. This is a feature, not a bug :)
Note: There is a third emitter, for the GELF format, but it is largely untested, and I don't currently have a setup supporting this config, so while it runs cleanly and outputs what LOOKS to be valid GELF, any real-world feedback on its usefulness, and correctness, will be appreciated.