Visualize the configuration

Starting with AxoSyslog 3.25, you can visualize the configuration of a running AxoSyslog instance using the syslog-ng-ctl --export-config-graph command. The command walks through the effective configuration, and exports it as a graph into a JSON structure.

The resulting JSON file can be converted into DOT file format that visualization tools (for example, Graphviz) can use. The package includes a Python script to convert the exported JSON file into DOT format: <syslog-ng-installation-directory>/contrib/scripts/

You can convert the DOT file into PNG or PDF format using external tools.