Connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it

I am running windows 10 as my main OS and Ubuntu in Vm ware.. I have installed ELK on ubuntu and now I want to move Sysmon/winlogbeat logs to logstash but I am getting the error ..

every thing is running .. E,L,K

It looks like a networking problem between your VM guest and the Windows host.

Make sure that:

  • you're using the right IP address for accessing the VM from the Windows OS
  • traffic to Logstash port is allowed from outside the VM
  • Logstash is listening on all interfaces ( and not to localhost /

everything in Logstash.yml is commented out which means every setting is default. now what's default listening setting for logstash ?
and as far as the traffic from outside issue is concerned I think it's allowed coz I can ping it from outside.

Check your ubuntu with these CLIs:

netstat  -lntp
iptables -L

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