Filebeat tcp and Udp error

Am getting the following error, can anyone please help?
Exiting: Failed to start crawler: starting input failed: Error while initializing input: you must choose between TCP or UDP.
Where do I configure the TCP and UDP port? is it in .yml?

localhost:~ # filebeat -e -c /etc/filebeat/filebeat.yml
2021-06-25T16:28:21.360+0100 INFO instance/beat.go:665 Home path: [/usr/share/filebeat] Config path: [/etc/filebeat] Data path: [/var/lib/filebeat] Logs path: [/var/log/filebeat]
2021-06-25T16:28:21.360+0100 INFO instance/beat.go:673 Beat ID: 9ec57d47-7173-49b5-a3a3-8d495f172b85
2021-06-25T16:28:21.362+0100 INFO [seccomp] seccomp/seccomp.go:124 Syscall filter successfully installed
2021-06-25T16:28:21.363+0100 INFO [beat] instance/beat.go:1014 Beat info {"system_info": {"beat": {"path": {"config": "/etc/filebeat", "data": "/var/lib/filebeat", "home": "/usr/share/filebeat", "logs": "/var/log/filebeat"}, "type": "filebeat", "uuid": "9ec57d47-7173-49b5-a3a3-8d495f172b85"}}}
2021-06-25T16:28:21.363+0100 INFO [beat] instance/beat.go:1023 Build info {"system_info": {"build": {"commit": "686ba416a74193f2e69dcfa2eb142f4364a79307", "libbeat": "7.13.2", "time": "2021-06-10T21:04:13.000Z", "version": "7.13.2"}}}
2021-06-25T16:28:21.363+0100 INFO [beat] instance/beat.go:1026 Go runtime info {"system_info": {"go": {"os":"linux","arch":"amd64","max_procs":1,"version":"go1.15.13"}}}
2021-06-25T16:28:21.365+0100 INFO [beat] instance/beat.go:1030 Host info {"system_info": {"host": {"architecture":"x86_64","boot_time":"2021-06-25T14:20:56+01:00","containerized":false,"name":"localhost","ip":["127.0.0.1/8","::1/128","192.168.77.134/24","fe80::20c:29ff:fecb:7526/64"],"kernel_version":"5.3.18-22-default","mac":["00:0c:29:cb:75:26"],"os":{"type":"linux","family":"suse","platform":"sles","name":"SLES","version":"15-SP2","major":15,"minor":0,"patch":0},"timezone":"IST","timezone_offset_sec":3600,"id":"1f26b1ed3b654074b6c6bf685475a074"}}}
2021-06-25T16:28:21.366+0100 INFO [beat] instance/beat.go:1059 Process info {"system_info": {"process": {"capabilities": {"inheritable":null,"permitted":["chown","dac_override","dac_read_search","fowner","fsetid","kill","setgid","setuid","setpcap","linux_immutable","net_bind_service","net_broadcast","net_admin","net_raw","ipc_lock","ipc_owner","sys_module","sys_rawio","sys_chroot","sys_ptrace","sys_pacct","sys_admin","sys_boot","sys_nice","sys_resource","sys_time","sys_tty_config","mknod","lease","audit_write","audit_control","setfcap","mac_override","mac_admin","syslog","wake_alarm","block_suspend","audit_read"],"effective":["chown","dac_override","dac_read_search","fowner","fsetid","kill","setgid","setuid","setpcap","linux_immutable","net_bind_service","net_broadcast","net_admin","net_raw","ipc_lock","ipc_owner","sys_module","sys_rawio","sys_chroot","sys_ptrace","sys_pacct","sys_admin","sys_boot","sys_nice","sys_resource","sys_time","sys_tty_config","mknod","lease","audit_write","audit_control","setfcap","mac_override","mac_admin","syslog","wake_alarm","block_suspend","audit_read"],"bounding":["chown","dac_override","dac_read_search","fowner","fsetid","kill","setgid","setuid","setpcap","linux_immutable","net_bind_service","net_broadcast","net_admin","net_raw","ipc_lock","ipc_owner","sys_module","sys_rawio","sys_chroot","sys_ptrace","sys_pacct","sys_admin","sys_boot","sys_nice","sys_resource","sys_time","sys_tty_config","mknod","lease","audit_write","audit_control","setfcap","mac_override","mac_admin","syslog","wake_alarm","block_suspend","audit_read"],"ambient":null}, "cwd": "/root", "exe": "/usr/share/filebeat/bin/filebeat", "name": "filebeat", "pid": 3787, "ppid": 3566, "seccomp": {"mode":"filter","no_new_privs":true}, "start_time": "2021-06-25T16:28:20.500+0100"}}}
2021-06-25T16:28:21.366+0100 INFO instance/beat.go:309 Setup Beat: filebeat; Version: 7.13.2
2021-06-25T16:28:21.367+0100 INFO [publisher] pipeline/module.go:113 Beat name: localhost
2021-06-25T16:28:21.369+0100 WARN beater/filebeat.go:178 Filebeat is unable to load the Ingest Node pipelines for the configured modules because the Elasticsearch output is not configured/enabled. If you have already loaded the Ingest Node pipelines or are using Logstash pipelines, you can ignore this warning.
2021-06-25T16:28:21.371+0100 INFO [monitoring] log/log.go:117 Starting metrics logging every 30s
2021-06-25T16:28:21.372+0100 INFO instance/beat.go:473 filebeat start running.
2021-06-25T16:28:21.377+0100 INFO memlog/store.go:119 Loading data file of '/var/lib/filebeat/registry/filebeat' succeeded. Active transaction id=0
2021-06-25T16:28:21.377+0100 INFO memlog/store.go:124 Finished loading transaction log file for '/var/lib/filebeat/registry/filebeat'. Active transaction id=0
2021-06-25T16:28:21.378+0100 WARN beater/filebeat.go:381 Filebeat is unable to load the Ingest Node pipelines for the configured modules because the Elasticsearch output is not configured/enabled. If you have already loaded the Ingest Node pipelines or are using Logstash pipelines, you can ignore this warning.
2021-06-25T16:28:21.378+0100 INFO [registrar] registrar/registrar.go:109 States Loaded from registrar: 0
2021-06-25T16:28:21.378+0100 INFO [crawler] beater/crawler.go:71 Loading Inputs: 2
2021-06-25T16:28:21.379+0100 INFO beater/crawler.go:148 Stopping Crawler
2021-06-25T16:28:21.379+0100 INFO beater/crawler.go:158 Stopping 0 inputs
2021-06-25T16:28:21.379+0100 INFO beater/crawler.go:178 Crawler stopped
2021-06-25T16:28:21.379+0100 INFO [registrar] registrar/registrar.go:132 Stopping Registrar
2021-06-25T16:28:21.380+0100 INFO [registrar] registrar/registrar.go:166 Ending Registrar
2021-06-25T16:28:21.380+0100 INFO [registrar] registrar/registrar.go:137 Registrar stopped
2021-06-25T16:28:21.384+0100 INFO [monitoring] log/log.go:152 Total non-zero metrics {"monitoring": {"metrics": {"beat":{"cpu":{"system":{"ticks":50,"time":{"ms":59}},"total":{"ticks":150,"time":{"ms":168},"value":150},"user":{"ticks":100,"time":{"ms":109}}},"handles":{"limit":{"hard":4096,"soft":1024},"open":15},"info":{"ephemeral_id":"8bbe2d8d-4e36-4861-bc56-436830ed3719","uptime":{"ms":96}},"memstats":{"gc_next":20527312,"memory_alloc":14810184,"memory_sys":74793984,"memory_total":43304256,"rss":134107136},"runtime":{"goroutines":32}},"filebeat":{"harvester":{"open_files":0,"running":0}},"libbeat":{"config":{"module":{"running":0}},"output":{"events":{"active":0},"type":"logstash"},"pipeline":{"clients":0,"events":{"active":0},"queue":{"max_events":4096}}},"registrar":{"states":{"current":0}},"system":{"cpu":{"cores":1},"load":{"1":0,"15":0,"5":0.02,"norm":{"1":0,"15":0,"5":0.02}}}}}}
2021-06-25T16:28:21.385+0100 INFO [monitoring] log/log.go:153 Uptime: 98.532587ms
2021-06-25T16:28:21.385+0100 INFO [monitoring] log/log.go:130 Stopping metrics logging.
2021-06-25T16:28:21.386+0100 INFO instance/beat.go:479 filebeat stopped.
2021-06-25T16:28:21.386+0100 ERROR instance/beat.go:989 Exiting: Failed to start crawler: starting input failed: Error while initializing input: you must choose between TCP or UDP
Exiting: Failed to start crawler: starting input failed: Error while initializing input: you must choose between TCP or UDP

Perhaps share your filebeat.yml so we can help.

This goes in the filebeat.yml inputs section.

###################### Filebeat Configuration Example #########################

# This file is an example configuration file highlighting only the most common
# options. The filebeat.reference.yml file from the same directory contains all the
# supported options with more comments. You can use it as a reference.
#
# You can find the full configuration reference here:
# https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/beats/filebeat/index.html

# For more available modules and options, please see the filebeat.reference.yml sample
# configuration file.

# ============================== Filebeat inputs ===============================

filebeat.inputs:

# Each - is an input. Most options can be set at the input level, so
# you can use different inputs for various configurations.
# Below are the input specific configurations.

- type: syslog

  # Change to true to enable this input configuration.
  enabled: true

  # Paths that should be crawled and fetched. Glob based paths.
  paths:
    - /var/log/*.log
    #- c:\programdata\elasticsearch\logs\*

  # Exclude lines. A list of regular expressions to match. It drops the lines that are
  # matching any regular expression from the list.
  #exclude_lines: ['^DBG']

  # Include lines. A list of regular expressions to match. It exports the lines that are
  # matching any regular expression from the list.
  #include_lines: ['^ERR', '^WARN']

  # Exclude files. A list of regular expressions to match. Filebeat drops the files that
  # are matching any regular expression from the list. By default, no files are dropped.
  #exclude_files: ['.gz$']

  # Optional additional fields. These fields can be freely picked
  # to add additional information to the crawled log files for filtering
  #fields:
  #  level: debug
  #  review: 1

  ### Multiline options
 # Multiline can be used for log messages spanning multiple lines. This is common
  # for Java Stack Traces or C-Line Continuation

  # The regexp Pattern that has to be matched. The example pattern matches all lines starting with [
  #multiline.pattern: ^\[

  # Defines if the pattern set under pattern should be negated or not. Default is false.
  #multiline.negate: false

  # Match can be set to "after" or "before". It is used to define if lines should be append to a pattern
  # that was (not) matched before or after or as long as a pattern is not matched based on negate.
  # Note: After is the equivalent to previous and before is the equivalent to to next in Logstash
  #multiline.match: after

# filestream is an experimental input. It is going to replace log input in the future.
- type: filestream

  # Change to true to enable this input configuration.
  enabled: false

  # Paths that should be crawled and fetched. Glob based paths.
  paths:
    - /var/log/*.log
    #- c:\programdata\elasticsearch\logs\*

  # Exclude lines. A list of regular expressions to match. It drops the lines that are
  # matching any regular expression from the list.
  #exclude_lines: ['^DBG']

  # Include lines. A list of regular expressions to match. It exports the lines that are
  # matching any regular expression from the list.
  #include_lines: ['^ERR', '^WARN']

  # Exclude files. A list of regular expressions to match. Filebeat drops the files that
  # are matching any regular expression from the list. By default, no files are dropped.
  #prospector.scanner.exclude_files: ['.gz$']

  # Optional additional fields. These fields can be freely picked
  # to add additional information to the crawled log files for filtering
  #fields:
  #  level: debug
  #  review: 1

# ============================== Filebeat modules ==============================

filebeat.config.modules:
  # Glob pattern for configuration loading
  path: ${path.config}/modules.d/*.yml
 # Set to true to enable config reloading
  reload.enabled: false

  # Period on which files under path should be checked for changes
  #reload.period: 10s

# ======================= Elasticsearch template setting =======================

setup.template.settings:
  index.number_of_shards: 1
  #index.codec: best_compression
  #_source.enabled: false


# ================================== General ===================================

# The name of the shipper that publishes the network data. It can be used to group
# all the transactions sent by a single shipper in the web interface.
#name:

# The tags of the shipper are included in their own field with each
# transaction published.
#tags: ["service-X", "web-tier"]

# Optional fields that you can specify to add additional information to the
# output.
#fields:
#  env: staging

# ================================= Dashboards =================================
# These settings control loading the sample dashboards to the Kibana index. Loading
# the dashboards is disabled by default and can be enabled either by setting the
# options here or by using the `setup` command.
#setup.dashboards.enabled: false

# The URL from where to download the dashboards archive. By default this URL
# has a value which is computed based on the Beat name and version. For released
# versions, this URL points to the dashboard archive on the artifacts.elastic.co
# website.
#setup.dashboards.url:

# =================================== Kibana ===================================

# Starting with Beats version 6.0.0, the dashboards are loaded via the Kibana API.
# This requires a Kibana endpoint configuration.
#setup.kibana:

  # Kibana Host
  # Scheme and port can be left out and will be set to the default (http and 5601)
 # In case you specify and additional path, the scheme is required: http://localhost:5601/path
  # IPv6 addresses should always be defined as: https://[2001:db8::1]:5601
  #host: "localhost:5601"

  # Kibana Space ID
  # ID of the Kibana Space into which the dashboards should be loaded. By default,
  # the Default Space will be used.
  #space.id:

# =============================== Elastic Cloud ================================

# These settings simplify using Filebeat with the Elastic Cloud (https://cloud.elastic.co/).

# The cloud.id setting overwrites the `output.elasticsearch.hosts` and
# `setup.kibana.host` options.
# You can find the `cloud.id` in the Elastic Cloud web UI.
#cloud.id:

# The cloud.auth setting overwrites the `output.elasticsearch.username` and
# `output.elasticsearch.password` settings. The format is `<user>:<pass>`.
#cloud.auth:

# ================================== Outputs ===================================

# Configure what output to use when sending the data collected by the beat.

# ---------------------------- Elasticsearch Output ----------------------------
#output.elasticsearch:
  # Array of hosts to connect to.
  # hosts: ["localhost:9200"]

  # Protocol - either `http` (default) or `https`.
  #protocol: "https"

  # Authentication credentials - either API key or username/password.
  #api_key: "id:api_key"
  #username: "elastic"
  #password: "changeme"

# ------------------------------ Logstash Output -------------------------------
output.logstash:
  # The Logstash hosts
  hosts: ["192.168.77.135:5044"]
  user: "logstash"
  password: "***********"


  # Optional SSL. By default is off.
  # List of root certificates for HTTPS server verifications
 #ssl.certificate_authorities: ["/etc/pki/root/ca.pem"]

  # Certificate for SSL client authentication
  #ssl.certificate: "/etc/pki/client/cert.pem"

  # Client Certificate Key
  #ssl.key: "/etc/pki/client/cert.key"

# ================================= Processors =================================
processors:
  - add_host_metadata:
      when.not.contains.tags: forwarded
  - add_cloud_metadata: ~
  - add_docker_metadata: ~
  - add_kubernetes_metadata: ~

# ================================== Logging ===================================

# Sets log level. The default log level is info.
# Available log levels are: error, warning, info, debug
#logging.level: debug

# At debug level, you can selectively enable logging only for some components.
# To enable all selectors use ["*"]. Examples of other selectors are "beat",
# "publisher", "service".
#logging.selectors: ["*"]

# ============================= X-Pack Monitoring ==============================
# Filebeat can export internal metrics to a central Elasticsearch monitoring
# cluster.  This requires xpack monitoring to be enabled in Elasticsearch.  The
# reporting is disabled by default.

# Set to true to enable the monitoring reporter.
#monitoring.enabled: false

# Sets the UUID of the Elasticsearch cluster under which monitoring data for this
# Filebeat instance will appear in the Stack Monitoring UI. If output.elasticsearch
# is enabled, the UUID is derived from the Elasticsearch cluster referenced by output.elasticsearch.
#monitoring.cluster_uuid:

# Uncomment to send the metrics to Elasticsearch. Most settings from the
# Elasticsearch output are accepted here as well.
# Note that the settings should point to your Elasticsearch *monitoring* cluster.
# Any setting that is not set is automatically inherited from the Elasticsearch
# output configuration, so if you have the Elasticsearch output configured such
# that it is pointing to your Elasticsearch monitoring cluster, you can simply
# uncomment the following line.
#monitoring.elasticsearch:
# ============================== Instrumentation ===============================

# Instrumentation support for the filebeat.
#instrumentation:
    # Set to true to enable instrumentation of filebeat.
    #enabled: false

    # Environment in which filebeat is running on (eg: staging, production, etc.)
    #environment: ""

    # APM Server hosts to report instrumentation results to.
    #hosts:
    #  - http://localhost:8200

    # API Key for the APM Server(s).
    # If api_key is set then secret_token will be ignored.
    #api_key:

    # Secret token for the APM Server(s).
    #secret_token:


# ================================= Migration ==================================

# This allows to enable 6.7 migration aliases
#migration.6_to_7.enabled: true

                                                           

Ahh ok so you are trying to read syslog then see here. Your config is not correct

Please look at the docs

The samples are right there

filebeat.inputs:
- type: syslog
  format: rfc3164
  protocol.udp:
    host: "localhost:9000"
filebeat.inputs:
- type: syslog
  format: rfc5424
  protocol.tcp:
    host: "localhost:9000"
filebeat.inputs:
- type: syslog
  format: auto
  protocol.unix:
    path: "/path/to/syslog.sock"

UDP is working fine but TCP is not. Thank you :slight_smile:

What's the problem with TCP?

what error are you getting?

I had an extra space in .yml file. TCP is working fine now, Thanks a million :slight_smile:

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