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From Christian Schneider <ch...@die-schneider.net>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Spring boot integration for decanter and docker images
Date Wed, 25 May 2016 12:47:47 GMT
Forgot the links to the code:

Spring boot starter for decanter

Spring boot application that uses the decanter integration

Decanter docker image that listens on kafka and forwards to ES

Decanter agent docker image that listens to log4j socket and forwards to 

There is also a docker-compose setup to start the whole setup


On 25.05.2016 14:38, Christian Schneider wrote:
> I just did a POC to use decanter as a distributed logging system for 
> spring boot applications.
> My first approach was to use the log4j socket appender to log into a 
> local (but separate process) decanter-agent that then forwards to kafka.
> A central decanter server would then pick up the logs and store them 
> into ES. The disadvantage was that each node needs a local 
> decanter-agent which makes the packaging for the cloud more difficult.
> So I looked into a way to embed decanter into spring boot and found 
> felix connect. It allows to pick some bundles from the normal 
> classpath and start them in a partial OSGi container.
> It seems to be good enough to nicely host decanter and the kafka 
> appender. I created a custom logback appender class for spring boot 
> that forwards all logs into the embedded decanter instance.
> To make it easy to use I packaged this as a spring boot starter. So 
> people only have to add the dependency and configure their logging to 
> use the new decanter appender.
> As this might be of general interest I wanted to discuss if we want to 
> add an official spring boot integration for decanter. It could 
> significantly widen then audience for decanter.
> Another thing to discuss is if we want to provide docker examples and 
> maybe even official docker images for decanter.
> Christian

Christian Schneider

Open Source Architect

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