Not sure if my search on the forum is correct (many hits on searchin in Indexes, so I'll try to post my question here:
We have several servers /switches/appliances which I would like to pull the logging into ELK. This is fairly straightforward and currently working nicely.
I would like to know the best way to configure which log from which server is going into one of the folllowing indexes/Indices:
This will also be my cleanup schedule.
By default into weekly (debugging/testing purpases) And then if need be into one of the others.
I am under the impression, that this can be configured in multiple ways, but I cannot imagine I am the only one tryingh to do this, so is there any information on this?
I tried to add filebeat as part of that cahin, but I didn't get it to work and I also have switches and appliances which do not have this option, so it would mean different type of configurations, which I am trying to avoid.
Is this something better to be configured in the output only, or it it better to use a combination of the filter and output configurations.
My idea, is to use only the output where I can possibly decide by server/log to which index I want to store the logs, but I may get into a situation, where Apache log from server A is 1 week and from server B is 1 month, But the syslog from these 2 servers need to bee a year for example.
Hopefully this makes any sense.