How to define the host field going forward


Ref. the ECS schema definition of the host field

When running av mix of Beats and Syslog/UDP inputs to Logstash, the host field gets defined differently. Beats insists on storing the hostname in a object key, while Logstash insists on using the host field as a string.

Try mixing the two and you get the error message:

object mapping for [host] tried to parse field [host] as object, but found a concrete value

I'd like to conform to one way of defining this field, no matter which input I'm using. One format to rule them all :slight_smile:

What is the correct way to handle the host field as of today and going forward? Should it be defined as an object or a string?

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