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NAME

       pmdarsyslog - rsyslog (reliable and extended syslog) PMDA

DESCRIPTION

       pmdarsyslog  is a Performance Metrics Domain Agent (PMDA) which exports metric values from
       the   rsyslogd(8)   server.    Further   details   about   rsyslog   can   be   found   at
       http://www.rsyslog.com/.

INSTALLATION

       If  you  want  access  to the names and values for the rsyslog performance metrics, do the
       following as root:

             # cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/rsyslog
             # ./Install

       To uninstall, do the following as root:

             # cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/rsyslog
             # ./Remove

       pmdarsyslog is launched by pmcd(1) and should never be executed directly. The Install  and
       Remove scripts notify pmcd(1) when the agent is installed or removed.

       In  order  to  use  this  agent, rsyslog stats gathering must be enabled.  This is done by
       adding the lines:

             $ModLoad impstats
             $PStatsInterval 5       # log every 5 seconds
             syslog.info             |/var/log/pcp/rsyslog/stats

       to your rsyslog.conf(5) configuration file after installing the PMDA.  Take care to ensure
       the  syslog.info  messages do not get logged in any other file, as this could unexpectedly
       fill your filesystem.  Syntax useful for this is syslog.!=info  for  explicitly  excluding
       these.

FILES

       $PCP_LOG_DIR/rsyslog/stats
           named  pipe  containing  statistics exported from rsyslog, usually created by the PMDA
           Install script.

       $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/rsyslog/rsyslog.conf
           optional configuration file for pmdarsyslog

       $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/rsyslog/Install
           installation script for the pmdarsyslog agent

       $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/rsyslog/Remove
           undo installation script for the pmdarsyslog agent

       $PCP_LOG_DIR/pmcd/rsyslog.log
           default log file for error messages from pmdarsyslog

PCP ENVIRONMENT

       Environment variables with the prefix PCP_ are used to parameterize the file and directory
       names  used by PCP. On each installation, the file /etc/pcp.conf contains the local values
       for these variables.  The $PCP_CONF  variable  may  be  used  to  specify  an  alternative
       configuration file, as described in pcp.conf(5).

SEE ALSO

       pmcd(1) and rsyslogd(1).