Filebeat 5.1.1 running on Red Hat 5 Enterprise


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We have a number of Red Hat 5 machines and wanted to run filebeat 1.3 and 5.1 but everywhere I looked the answer is no. Turns out the filebeat-god wrapper is what doesn't work.
Its a hack job dont judge also if this helps anyone out then "schweet"

This is my solution that we are using:

  1. Download filebeat*.rpm in our case its the 32 bit version this works with 64 bit too
  2. rpm --delsign filebeat-5.1.1-i686.rpm
  3. yum localinstall --nogpgcheck filebeat-5.1.1-i686.rpm
  4. ln -s /usr/share/filebeat/bin/filebeat /usr/bin/filebeat
  5. create the init script to start filebeat up
    vim /etc/init.d/filebeat # dont forget to make it runable chmod +x /etc/init.d/filebeat

#!/bin/bash
# filebeat custom daemon

DAEMON_PATH="/usr/bin/filebeat"

DAEMON=filebeat
DAEMONOPTS="-c /etc/filebeat/filebeat.yml"

NAME=filebeat
DESC="Filebeat 1.3 32/64 bit rhel5"
PIDFILE=/var/run/$NAME.pid
SCRIPTNAME=/etc/init.d/$NAME

case "$1" in
start)
    printf "%-50s" "Starting $NAME..."
    #cd $DAEMON_PATH
    PID=`$DAEMON $DAEMONOPTS > /dev/null 2>&1 & echo $!`
    #echo "Saving PID" $PID " to " $PIDFILE
        if [ -z $PID ]; then
            printf "%s\n" "Fail"
        else
            echo $PID > $PIDFILE
            printf "%s\n" "Ok"
        fi
;;
status)
        printf "%-50s" "Checking $NAME..."
        if [ -f $PIDFILE ]; then
            PID=`cat $PIDFILE`
            if [ -z "`ps axf | grep ${PID} | grep -v grep`" ]; then
                printf "%s\n" "Process dead but pidfile exists"
            else
                echo "Running"
            fi
        else
            printf "%s\n" "Service not running"
        fi
;;
stop)
        printf "%-50s" "Stopping $NAME"
            PID=`cat $PIDFILE`
            #cd $DAEMON_PATH
        if [ -f $PIDFILE ]; then
            kill -HUP $PID
            printf "%s\n" "Ok"
            rm -f $PIDFILE
        else
            printf "%s\n" "pidfile not found"
        fi
;;

restart)
      $0 stop
      $0 start
;;

*)
        echo "Usage: $0 {status|start|stop|restart}"
        exit 1
esac

About segmentation fault
(ruflin) #2

@hailaeos.troy Thanks a lot for sharing this.


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