Grok Patterns taken from another file


(Priyaranjan Mudliar) #1

Can i change my logstash configuration file dynamically ? Like i need to have different grok patterns for different file paths.
Can i use something like "translate plugin" to change values of grok in the configuration file from another file(ex: YAML, JSON etc).

Please help. Thanks


(Tek Chand) #2

@Priyaranjan_Mudliar, Yes, you can write different grok pattern for different file path. You can define the fields in filebeat.yml for every log path and then you can use that filed in logstash to use different grok pattern for each log path. Please refer the below example for filebeat.yml and logstash configuration:

For Filebeat.yml:

- type: log
  enabled: true
  paths:
     - /var/log/syslog
  fields_under_root: true
  fields:
    type: syslog_logs

- type: log
  enabled: true
  paths:
     - /var/log/auth.log
  fields_under_root: true
  fields:
    type: auth_logs

Logstash configuration:

if [type] == "syslog_logs" {
grok {

}

else  [type] == "auth_logs" { 
grok {

      }

Hops so above config will help you.

Thanks.


(Priyaranjan Mudliar) #3

Thanks for the reply... but i actually don't want this to be written on the configuration file itself instead i want the if and else part taken from another file. Is it possible ? Anyways i will work with the above method if its not possible.


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