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Test logstash config

sudo -u logstash /usr/share/logstash/bin/logstash --path.settings /etc/logstash -t

Adding filters that use filebeat for input for other applications make sure the file names begin with: 02 to 30

Available Beats#

  • Filebeat: collects and ships log files.
  • Metricbeat: collects metrics from your systems and services.
  • Packetbeat: collects and analyzes network data.
  • Winlogbeat: collects Windows event logs.
  • Auditbeat: collects Linux audit framework data and monitors file integrity.
  • Heartbeat: monitors services for their availability with active probing.

Filebeat modules#

Enable a module

sudo filebeat modules enable system

List available modules

sudo filebeat modules list

By default, Filebeat is configured to use default paths for the syslog and authorization logs

Can view parameters at: /etc/filebeat/modules.d/system.yml

Load an index template

sudo filebeat setup --template -E output.logstash.enabled=false -E 'output.elasticsearch.hosts=["localhost:9200"]'

Filebeat comes packaged with sample Kibana dashboards that allow you to visualize Filebeat data in Kibana