Send data via Redis to your Logstash instance provided by Logit.io

Redis

Ship Redis Application logs to Logstash

Step 1 - Install Filebeat

deb (Debian/Ubuntu/Mint)

sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https
wget -qO - https://artifacts.elastic.co/GPG-KEY-elasticsearch | sudo apt-key add -
echo 'deb https://artifacts.elastic.co/packages/oss-6.x/apt stable main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/beats.list

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install filebeat-oss

rpm (CentOS/RHEL/Fedora)

sudo rpm --import https://artifacts.elastic.co/GPG-KEY-elasticsearch
echo "[elastic-6.x]
name=Elastic repository for 6.x packages
baseurl=https://artifacts.elastic.co/packages/oss-6.x/yum
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://artifacts.elastic.co/GPG-KEY-elasticsearch
enabled=1
autorefresh=1
type=rpm-md" | sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/elastic-beats.repo

sudo yum install filebeat-oss

Step 2 - Locate Configuration File

deb/rpm /etc/filebeat/filebeat.yml

Step 3 - Enable the Redis Module

There are several built in filebeat modules you can use. You will need to enable the redis module. deb/rpm

sudo filebeat modules list
sudo filebeat modules enable redis

Additional module configuration can be done using the per module config files located in the modules.d folder, most commonly this would be to read logs from a non-default location

deb/rpm /etc/filebeat/modules.d/
mac/win <EXTRACTED_ARCHIVE>/modules.d/

Step 4 - Configure Output

We'll 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"]

Uncomment and change the logstash output to match below.

output.logstash:
    hosts: ["your-logstash-host:your-port"]
    loadbalance: true
    ssl.enabled: true

Step 5 - Validate Configuration

Let's check the configuration file is syntactically correct.

deb/rpm

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

Step 6 - Start Filebeat

Ok, time to start ingesting data!

deb/rpm

sudo systemctl enable filebeat
sudo systemctl start filebeat
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