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elasticsearchHow do I configure Elasticsearch and Filebeat to monitor log files?

  1. Install Elasticsearch and Filebeat on the same machine.

  2. Configure Filebeat to read the log files you want to monitor.

     - type: log
         - /var/log/*.log
  3. Configure Filebeat to output to Elasticsearch.

     hosts: ["localhost:9200"]
  4. Configure the Elasticsearch index template. This will ensure that the fields of your log files are properly mapped in Elasticsearch.

    curl -XPUT -H "Content-Type: application/json" http://localhost:9200/_template/filebeat -d@/etc/filebeat/filebeat.template.json
  5. Start Filebeat.

    sudo service filebeat start
  6. Check the Filebeat logs to make sure it is outputting to Elasticsearch.

    sudo tail -f /var/log/filebeat/filebeat
  7. Check the Elasticsearch logs to make sure it is receiving the data from Filebeat.

    sudo tail -f /var/log/elasticsearch/elasticsearch.log

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