Ubuntu 14.04 Graylog2 Virtual Appliance

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I have put together a Graylog2 prebuilt virtual appliance to share with the community. This appliance is built on a fresh Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64 Server and running the latest Graylog2 v0.20.1. I hope you enjoy this and find it useful and please feel free to leave comments. You can grab the .ova torrent from here or download from here(Thanks @_lennart).

Below are the details of the appliance. Thanks to all who helped in seeding this for me, much appreciated.

FYI….SSH is not running on the appliance so if you want to run the SSH server you will need to login to the console and run the following to do so.

sudo apt-get -y install openssh-server

If you would rather install Graylog2 on your own; you can still use the auto-install script here and as well watch the video here.



This is a fully functional Graylog2 syslog server ready for use. This appliance is built on a fresh Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64 server. The version of Graylog2 is v0.20.1 which is the latest at this time.

To login to the console of this appliance use the following details. login: administrator password: graylog2

To login to the web ui for Graylog2 use the following details. (Will also be presented on your console screen when the appliance boots up)

user: admin
password: password123

Provided by @mrlesmithjr https://everythingshouldbevirtual.com [email protected]

UPDATE!!!!!! ——  As of today 09-17-2015….This post may or may not work to upgrade as below.


If you are interested in upgrading the Graylog2 version running on the appliance you can do the following to upgrade to the latest version.

From a console session logged in as administrator run the following commands.

cd ~
cd graylog2
git pull https://github.com/mrlesmithjr/graylog2
chmod +x Upgrade_Scripts/Graylog2_Appliance_Upgrade.sh
cd ~
sudo ./graylog2/Upgrade_Scripts/Graylog2_Appliance_Upgrade.sh

After this completes you should be up and running with the latest Graylog2 version.


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