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VPC Flow Log Setup

Ship logs from VPC to logstash

Configure S3 to send VPC flow logs to Logstash & Elasticsearch with our config example.

Send Your DataLogsAWSVPC Flow Log Setup Guide

Follow this step by step guide to get 'logs' from your system to

Step 1 - Confirm S3 Bucket

Ensure your logs are being sent to an S3 bucket. The following guide from Amazon will help you achieve this if you are not doing this already, you can choose the best way to achieve this, but cloudwatch or cloudtrail are a great place to start:

VPC Flow Logs

Step 2 - Ensure Adequate Bucket Permissions

The following permissions applied to the AWS IAM Policy being used:

  • s3:ListBucket to check if the S3 bucket exists and list objects in it.
  • s3:GetObject to check object metadata and download objects from S3 buckets.

Below is how your permissions should appear:

    "Version": "2012-10-17",
    "Statement": [
            "Sid": "SidID",
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Action": [
            "Resource": [

Step 3 - Start Sending Logs to a Stack

To start sending logs from VPC Flow to your stack you need to setup and apply an AWS input on an available stack. will verify your input before it is applied this should be actioned in less than 24 hours, we will contact you to verify.


Step 4 - Check for 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 5 - 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.

Step 6 - VPC Flow Logs Overview

Sending data from your Amazon VPC to is a streamlined process that enhances your AWS ecosystem's visibility and analytical capabilities.'s robust integration solutions make it effortless to consolidate logs and metrics, providing invaluable insights into your infrastructure's performance and security. With this integration, you can centralize your data, enabling efficient monitoring and troubleshooting while leveraging's powerful analytics tools. Additionally, for in-depth insights into AWS EKS it is well worth exploring this dedicated integration. These resources will help empower you to optimize your data analytics capabilities and make informed decisions about your AWS environment.'s service for AWS logging is renowned for its fully scalable operations, thanks to these integrations.

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