"Elasticsearch" multi inputs


(Jason) #1

Hello.
I like to install "winlogbeat" on two servers and send my windows Event Logs directly two "Elasticsearch" that I installed it on my Linux box. How can I configure "Elasticsearch" for multi inputs?
my current configuration is:

# ======================== Elasticsearch Configuration =========================
#
# NOTE: Elasticsearch comes with reasonable defaults for most settings.
#       Before you set out to tweak and tune the configuration, make sure you
#       understand what are you trying to accomplish and the consequences.
#
# The primary way of configuring a node is via this file. This template lists
# the most important settings you may want to configure for a production cluster.
#
# Please consult the documentation for further information on configuration options:
# https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/index.html
#
# ---------------------------------- Cluster -----------------------------------
#
# Use a descriptive name for your cluster:
#
#cluster.name: my-application
#
# ------------------------------------ Node ------------------------------------
#
# Use a descriptive name for the node:
#
#node.name: node-1
#
# Add custom attributes to the node:
#
#node.attr.rack: r1
#
# ----------------------------------- Paths ------------------------------------
#
# Path to directory where to store the data (separate multiple locations by comma):
#
#path.data: /path/to/data
#
# Path to log files:
#
path.logs: /var/log/elastic
#
# ----------------------------------- Memory -----------------------------------
#
# Lock the memory on startup:
#
#bootstrap.memory_lock: true
#
# Make sure that the heap size is set to about half the memory available
# on the system and that the owner of the process is allowed to use this
# limit.
#
# Elasticsearch performs poorly when the system is swapping the memory.
#
# ---------------------------------- Network -----------------------------------
#
# Set the bind address to a specific IP (IPv4 or IPv6):
#
network.host: 0.0.0.0
#
# Set a custom port for HTTP:
#
#http.port: 9200
#
# For more information, consult the network module documentation.
#
# --------------------------------- Discovery ----------------------------------
#
# Pass an initial list of hosts to perform discovery when new node is started:
# The default list of hosts is ["127.0.0.1", "[::1]"]
#
#discovery.zen.ping.unicast.hosts: ["host1", "host2"]
#
# Prevent the "split brain" by configuring the majority of nodes (total number of master-eligible nodes / 2 + 1):
#
#discovery.zen.minimum_master_nodes: 3
#
# For more information, consult the zen discovery module documentation.
#
# ---------------------------------- Gateway -----------------------------------
#
# Block initial recovery after a full cluster restart until N nodes are started:
#
#gateway.recover_after_nodes: 3
#
# For more information, consult the gateway module documentation.
#
# ---------------------------------- Various -----------------------------------
#
# Require explicit names when deleting indices:
#

Must I change my configuration as below:

cluster.name: Mycluster
node.name: "node1"
network.host: "server 1 IP"
node.name: "node2"
network.host: "Server 2 IP"

Thank you.


(Mark Walkom) #2

What do you mean here, it's not really clear.


(Jason) #3

I like to install "winlogbeat" on two Windows Servers and then send Windows event Logs to my ELK box, I'm doing it with one Windows Server but if I like to add another server then what should I do? If I install "winlogbeat" on second server like the first server then is it OK?
I like to have two different "index".


(Mark Walkom) #4

Oh right, yeah just install it the same way. Elasticsearch will accept it without you needing to do anything.

By default it will send to the same index as the other one, but you can configure that via https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/beats/winlogbeat/current/elasticsearch-output.html#_index


(Jason) #5

Then, What is the "node" options? I guess it is for something like "HA" in Virtualization!!!! When an elastic server is take down then other server start working?


(Mark Walkom) #6

Essentially, yes.


(system) #7

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