GitHub Enterprise uses
syslog-ng to forward system and application logs to the server you specify in the Management Console settings.
Any log collection system that supports syslog-style log streams is supported (e.g., Logstash and Splunk).
Enabling log forwarding
- On the Management Console settings page, in the left sidebar, click Monitoring.
- Select Enable log forwarding.
- In the Server address field, type the address of the server to which you want to forward logs. You can specify multiple addresses in a comma-separated list.
- In the Protocol drop-down menu, select the protocol to use to communicate with the log server. The protocol will apply to all specified log destinations.
Warning: If you use the TCP protocol, a misconfigured or unreachable log server may cause your GitHub Enterprise instance to become unresponsive. We recommend using UDP and testing changes in a non-production environment first.
If you run into issues with log forwarding, contact GitHub Enterprise Support and attach the output file from
http(s)://[hostname]/setup/diagnostics to your email.