Cannot install input Syslog plugin


#1

Hello,
yesterday i installed ElasticSearch on a Debian VM. And i'm totally new to this.
Now i need to install the Syslog plugin.

i tried with:
./plugin install logstash-input-syslog --verbose
and i get:
-> Installing logstash-input-syslog...
Trying https://github.com/null/logstash-input-syslog/archive/master.zip...
Failed to install logstash-input-syslog, reason: failed to download out of all possible locations...,

isn't the file there?
Am i missing something?

Thanks,


(Colin Goodheart-Smithe) #2

The logstash-input-syslog plugin is not a plugin for Elasticsearch, it is a plugin for Logstash[1]. In order to use it you will need to download and install Logstash which is a separate product used "for receiving, processing and outputting logs" [2]. If you do install Logstash and find you need help the best place to ask will be the Logstash category of these forums [3].

[1] https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/logstash/current/plugins-inputs-syslog.html
[2] https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/logstash/current/logstash-reference.html
[3] https://discuss.elastic.co/c/logstash


#3

Oh, i'm terribly sorry for the mistake.
Thanks for your kind reply.

Best regards,


(system) #4