I currently have a logstash server, Elasticsearch server, and kibana server. I am able to send logstash local data using stdin from LS to my ES instance and I can interact with Kibana, but now I am trying to use a windows server 2012 r2 machine to send a log file to Logstash indexer.
Do I need logstash-forwarder (as a shipper)?
Do I need Redis (a broker)?
What would my logstash config file look like?