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Ship your Wazuh logs using Filebeat to your Stack

Configure Wazuh to ship logs via Filebeat to your stacks via Logstash.

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

Step 1 - Install Filebeat

To get started first follow the steps below:

  • Install
  • Root access
  • Verify the required port is open

Older versions can be found here 7, 6, 5

Step 2 - Configure Wazuh Logging

Configure Wazuh for JSON logging:

Ensure that the in your Wazuh configuration file /var/ossec/etc/ossec.conf that the <log_format> is set to json


Restart Wazuh using sudo systemctl restart wazuh-manager

Step 3 - Configure Filebeat.yml

The configuration file below is pre-configured to send data to your Stack.

Copy the configuration file below and overwrite the contents of the Filebeat configuration file typically located at /etc/filebeat/filebeat.yml

# ============================== Filebeat inputs ===============================

- type: filestream

  enabled: true


  fields_under_root: true
  encoding: utf-8
  ignore_older: 12h

# ================================== Outputs ===================================
    hosts: ["your-logstash-host:your-ssl-port"]
    loadbalance: true
    ssl.enabled: true

If you’re running Filebeat 7.10 or older, change the type as shown below.

- type: log

It’s a good idea to run the configuration file through a YAML validator to rule out indentation errors, clean up extra characters, and check if your YAML file is valid. is a great choice.

Step 4 - Validate configuration

If you have issues starting in the next step, you can use these commands below to troubleshoot.

Let's check the configuration file is syntactically correct by running directly inside the terminal. If the file is invalid, will print an error loading config file error message with details on how to correct the problem.


sudo  -e -c /etc//.yml


sudo ./ -e -c .yml


.\.exe -e -c .yml

Step 5 - Start filebeat

Start or restart to apply the configuration changes.

Step 6 - Launch 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 7 - 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 8 - Wazuh Overview

Wazuh is a free, open-source security monitoring solution that provides comprehensive threat detection, integrity monitoring, and compliance management capabilities. It is designed to help organizations detect and respond to security incidents in real-time and maintain compliance with various industry regulations and standards.

To effectively monitor and analyze security events, it is essential to have a reliable and efficient log management solution. Wazuh leverages the Elastic Stack, which includes Elasticsearch, Logstash, and OpenSearch, to provide a centralized platform for collecting, processing, and visualizing security-related data.

To send data from Wazuh to Logstash, organizations can use Filebeat, an open-source log shipper. Filebeat can be configured to monitor the Wazuh logs directory and send any new logs to Logstash, where they can be processed and analyzed for real-time threat detection and response.

In summary, using Wazuh as a security monitoring solution provides organizations with a reliable and efficient way to detect and respond to security incidents in real-time and maintain compliance with industry regulations and standards. By leveraging the Elastic Stack and various agents and modules, organizations can collect and analyze data from various sources and gain valuable insights into their security posture.

If you need any further assistance with migrating your log data to ELK we're here to help you get started. Feel free to get in contact with our support team by sending us a message via live chat & we'll be happy to assist.

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