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HAProxy is a free, open source software that provides a high availability load balancer and proxy server for TCP and HTTP-based applications that spreads requests across multiple servers. HAProxy has a lot of features and because it is located between your infrastructure and your clients, it can give you a lot of information about either of them.


This setup guide will show you how to forward your HAProxy logs to SEKOIA.IO by means of an rsyslog transport channel. On most linux servers, two packages need to be installed: rsyslog and rsyslog-gnutls.

Download the certificate

In order to allow the connection of your rsyslog server to the SEKOIA.IO intake, please download the SEKOIA.IO intake certificate:

$ wget -O /etc/rsyslog.d/SEKOIA-IO-intake.pem

Configure the Rsyslog server

Open or create a new Haproxy configuration file for rsyslog:

sudo vim /etc/rsyslog.d/49-haproxy.conf

Paste the following rsyslog configuration to trigger the emission of haproxy logs by your rsyslog server to SEKOIA.IO.

# Define the SEKIOA-IO intake certificate
$DefaultNetstreamDriverCAFile /etc/rsyslog.d/SEKOIA-IO-intake.pem

# Configure up the network ssl connection
$ActionSendStreamDriver gtls # use gtls netstream driver
$ActionSendStreamDriverMode 1 # require TLS for the connection
$ActionSendStreamDriverAuthMode x509/name # server is authenticated

# Collects haproxy logs out of the dedicated HAProxy socket
$AddUnixListenSocket /var/lib/haproxy/dev/log

# Template definition [RFC5424](
# IMPORTANT: don't forget to set your intake key in the template
template(name="SEKOIAIOHaproxyTemplate" type="string" string="<%pri%>1 %timestamp:::date-rfc3339% %hostname% %app-name% %procid% LOG [SEKOIA@53288 intake_key=\"YOUR_INTAKE_KEY\"] %msg%\n")

# Send your HAProxy events to SEKOIA.IO intake servers under SEKOIAIOHaproxyTemplate template
if $programname startswith 'haproxy' then @@(o);SEKOIAIOHaproxyTemplate

In the above template instruction, please replace YOUR_INTAKE_KEY variable with your intake key.

Restart rsyslog

$ sudo service rsyslog restart

Enjoy your events

Go to the events page to watch your incoming events.

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