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Collect and Ship ActiveMQ application logs to Logstash and Elasticsearch

Filebeat is a lightweight shipper that enables you to send your ActiveMQ application logs to Logstash and Elasticsearch. Configure Filebeat using the pre-defined examples below to start sending and analysing your ActiveMQ application logs.

Follow this step by step guide to get 'logs' from your system to Logit.io:

Step 1 - Install Filebeat

To get started first follow the steps below:

Older versions can be found here filebeat 7, filebeat 6, filebeat 5

Step 2 - Locate Configuration File

deb/rpm /etc/filebeat/filebeat.yml

Step 3 - Add ActiveMQ Log Location

Filebeat does not currently have a module to process the ActiveMQ application logs.

Therefore we need to add the ActiveMQ application log location to the filebeat inputs.

Add the following to the end of the log input example, before the filebeat.config.modules section.

- type: log
  enabled: true
  paths:
    - /path/to/log/activemq/data/activemq.log*
  fields:
    type: activemq
  multiline.pattern: ^\=
  multiline.match: before

If you’re running Filebeat 8.1+ filebeat.inputs needs to be filestream instead of logs:

filebeat.inputs:

- type: filestream
  enabled: true
  paths:
    - /path/to/log/activemq/data/activemq.log*
  fields:
    type: activemq
  multiline.pattern: ^\=
  multiline.match: before

Step 4 - Enable the input

We need to ensure that any inputs we are using are enabled

filebeat.inputs:

- type: log
  enabled: false

Enable the filebeat input, so it should look like the following

filebeat.inputs:

- type: log
  enabled: true

Step 5 - Configure Output

We will be shipping to Logstash so that we have the option to run filters before the data is indexed.

Comment out the elasticsearch output block.

## Comment out elasticsearch output
#output.elasticsearch:
#  hosts: ["localhost:9200"]
No input available! Your stack is missing the required input for this data source Talk to support to add the input

Step 6 - Validate Configuration

Let's check the configuration file is syntactically correct.

deb/rpm

filebeat -e -c /etc/filebeat/filebeat.yml

Step 7 - Start filebeat

Start or restart filebeat to apply the configuration changes.

Step 8 - Launch Logit.io to view your logs

Now you should view your data:

View my data

If you don't see logs take a look at How to diagnose no data in Stack below for how to diagnose common issues.

Step 9 - how to diagnose no data in Stack

If you don't see data appearing in your Stack after following the steps, visit the Help Centre guide for steps to diagnose no data appearing in your Stack or Chat to support now.

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