Monitor System Logs with Logwatch

I’m using the tool Logwatch to get a daily log report from all my servers by email.

Install Logwatch:

 apt-get update apt-get install logwatch 

Config file:


To simplify the access to the config file I use a symlink.

 cd /etc/logwatch ln -s /usr/share/logwatch/default.conf/logwatch.conf 

Configuration (parameters which I have changed):

 #Output = stdout Output = mail #To make Html the default formatting Format = html Format = html MailTo = YOUR-EMAIL-ADDRESS 


 crontab -e 30 0 * * * /usr/sbin/logwatch 

Based on this configuration you will receive a nice daily overview report.