The Journal, part of the systemd project, is a syslog replacement. On systems that use systemd as the init daemon, the systemd-journald service takes care of receiving, storing and routing the log messages received via the /dev/log device, the logger(1) command or from services managed by the systemd init daemon.

The debops.journald Ansible role can be used to manage the Journal configuration, enable or disable persistent log storage and configure Forward Secure Sealing on the managed hosts.