Install AxoSyslog with Podman
- They’re based on Alpine Linux, instead of Debian testing for reliability and smaller size (thus smaller attack surface).
- They incorporate cloud-native features and settings, such as the Kubernetes source.
- They incorporate container-level optimizations for better performance and improved security. For example, they use an alternative malloc library.
- They support the ARM architecture.
The AxoSyslog images support the following architectures:
Install the AxoSyslog images
You can find the list of tagged versions at https://github.com/axoflow/axosyslog-docker/pkgs/container/axosyslog.
To install the latest stable version, run:
podman pull ghcr.io/axoflow/axosyslog:latest
You can also use it as a base image in your Dockerfile:
If you want to test a development version, you can use the nightly builds:
podman pull ghcr.io/axoflow/axosyslog:nightly
Note: These named packages are automatically updated when a new package is released. To install a specific version, run
podman pull ghcr.io/axoflow/axosyslog:<version-number>, for example:
podman pull ghcr.io/axoflow/axosyslog:4.2.0
Customize the configuration
The AxoSyslog container image stores the configuration file at
/etc/syslog-ng/syslog-ng.conf. By default, AxoSyslog collects the local system logs and logs received from the network into the
/var/log/messages-kv.log files using this configuration file from the syslog-ng repository.
To customize the configuration, create your own configuration file and override the file in the container image with it, for example:
podman run --rm --volume <path-to-your/syslog-ng.conf>:/etc/syslog-ng/syslog-ng.conf ghcr.io/axoflow/axosyslog:latest
If you have fixed a bug or would like to contribute your improvements to these images, open a pull request. We truly appreciate your help.