syslog centos default or replace with rsyslog

I have centos 5.5 x86_64 installed on a server running zimbra and by default it used syslog which i beleive was part of os installation defaults. however I have been reading that rsyslog seems to be the popular choice to use.

Can i change from syslog to rsyslog and use this with my zimbra instalation? It is 7.0 and how would I switch loging softwares and not screw things up.

 
Coryvmcs1Asked:
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arnoldConnect With a Mentor Commented:
There is nothing to tell.  rsyslog will listen on the same UDP port 514 as the old one did which is why only one can be running.
You would need to match the rsyslog's configuration to the syslogs.
i.e. syslog has local7 facility for a specific file i.e. your cisco routers/switches are configured to syslog with local7 facility to /var/log/cisco.
etc.

 
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arnoldCommented:
yum install rsyslog

rsyslog is seen as better as it offers additional options.

What features from rsyslog are you interested in?
Are you looking at centralized log repository?
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Coryvmcs1Author Commented:
If I install rayslog do I need to remove the default syslog?
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arnoldCommented:
They provide the same basic service and can not run at the same time.
You do not have to remove syslog, but you would need to make sure syslog is not configured to run (chkconfig syslog off).
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Coryvmcs1Author Commented:
Do you know how I would tell zimbra to use the new rsyslog so it won't have any problems.
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