Can logstash replace local syslog server?

Im wondering if its possible to run a logstash service listening on port 514 and forward external syslog data to elastic through it. My issue is that I have SANs and switches that won't let me specify a non-standard (IE not 514) port for remote syslog.

Am I thinking about this incorrectly? Do I still need to run a local (r)syslog instance and forward from that to logstash?

It is possible. There are pros and cons. The internet has a few articles on doing this.
Be aware of RFC compliance though.

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