System Logging #

System services #

BurmillaOS uses containers for its system services. This means the logs for syslog, acipd, system-cron, udev, network, ntp, console and the user Docker are available using sudo ros service logs <service-name>.

Boot logging #

Available as of RancherOS v1.1

The init process’s logs are copied to /var/log/boot after the user-space filesystem is made available. These can be used to diagnose initialisation, network, and cloud-init issues.

Remote Syslog logging #

Available as of RancherOS v1.1

The Linux kernel has a netconsole logging facility that allows it to send the Kernel level logs to a remote Syslog server.

To set up Linux kernel and BurmillaOS remote Syslog logging, you need to set both a local, and remote host IP address - even if this address isn’t the final IP address of your system. The kernel setting looks like:


        +             if present, enable extended console support
        src-port      source for UDP packets (defaults to 6665)
        src-ip        source IP to use (interface address)
        dev           network interface (eth0)
        tgt-port      port for logging agent (6666)
        tgt-ip        IP address for logging agent
        tgt-macaddr   ethernet MAC address for logging agent (broadcast)

For example, on my current test system, I have set the kernel boot line to:

printk.devkmsg=on console=tty1 rancher.autologin=tty1 console=ttyS0 rancher.autologin=ttyS0 rancher.state.dev=LABEL=BURMILLA_STATE rancher.state.autoformat=[/dev/sda,/dev/vda] rancher.rm_usr loglevel=8 netconsole=+9999@,514@

The kernel boot parameters can be set during installation using sudo ros install --append "....", or on an installed BurmillaOS system, by running sudo ros config syslinux (which will start vi in a container, editing the global.cfg boot config file.