Dear Elastic community,
I have a question regarding a specific use-case for which we would like to use Elastic(search).
We would like to use Elastic for automating our Configuration Management Database (CMDB).
Using this, we would like to get a list of hosts/servers, network devices, applications, servers, and their information (i.e, OS information, hardware components). We have some existing monitoring tools/applications which we could use as a source. I figured we could use filebeats to retrieve asset information, and logstash to retrieve and forward existing data from our sources (3rd party, Ansible, Intune, Solarwinds) to elasticsearch.
- Is there anyone who did something familiar to this?
- Does anyone know how exactly we could set this up?
- I saw logstash has a SNMP module, could this be used to get device information instead of metric data?
I did quite a lot of research on existing use-cases, but haven't yet found anyone who did something similar. As far as I can see, ELK is usually used for retrieving metric data, not for CMDB use-cases.
Any comments/information is greatly appreciated!