I attempted a migration on one of my Windows servers from filebeats 5.6.16 to 7.8.1. And got no service errors but was no longer receiving any file logs.
I noticed in the logs that connections to the Elasticsearch cluster were being denied.
My basic config is this:
filebeat.prospectors: - input_type: log paths: - C:\xxxx\config\logs\* output.logstash: hosts: ["x.x.x.x:5046"]
I am going to attempt another migration during my next change window. But I did not understand what would cause it fail. Yet flipping back to 5.6.16 with this config, worked just fine. I know that filebeat.prospectors changed to filebeats.inputs.
Any thoughts as to what might have caused this?