Extracting data from multiple events from Elasticsearch using single logstash filter

(sushil) #1

I have log lines loaded in ElasticSearch which has the data scattered in multiple events, say event_id is in event (line) number 5 and event_action is available in event number 88, further event_port information is available in event number 455. How can i extract this data so that my output looks like following. For this case multiline codec will not work.

event_id: 1223
event_action: "socket_open"
event_port: 76654

Currently I have the log files persisted so i can get the file path from ES. I tried to have a shell script executed from ruby filter, this shell script can perform grep commands and put the stdout data in a new event, like following.

input {
  elasticsearch {
	hosts => "localhost:9200"
	index => "my-logs"


     ruby {
    code => 'require "open3"
             file_path = event.get("file_path")
             cmd =  "my_filter.sh -f #{file_path}"
             stdin, stdout, stderr = Open3.popen3(cmd)
             event.set("process_result", stdout.read)
             err = stderr.read
             if err.to_s.empty?
               event.set("ext_script_err_msg", err)
      remove_field => ["file_path"]

With above approach I am facing problems.

  1. Doing grep in huge files can be time consuming. Is there any alternative, whithout having to grep on files?

  2. My input plugin (attached above) is taking events from Elastic Search which has file_path set for "ALL" events in an index, this makes my_filter.sh to be executed multiple times which is something I want to avoid. How can I extract unique file_path from ES?

(system) #2

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