Location of custom filters


(sushmitha) #1

Hi,

I want to extract required fields from syslog-messages where can i write (exact location) custom filters in logstash.
plz provide any examples to write custom filters.
-thanks


(Praveen) #2

Hi,

I am also looking for that...

Please any one suggest us..


(Magnus Bäck) #3

Logstash is normally configured to read all configuration files from /etc/logstash/conf.d in alphabetical order. You could e.g. create a syslog.conf file and put all your syslog-related filters there.

However, keep in mind that unless you wrap filters in explicit conditionals they apply to all messages. You don't want your syslog grok filter to attempt to parse your httpd logs, for example.


(sushmitha) #4

Thankyou Magnus Bäck.

here is my 10-syslog.conf file

filter {
if [type] == "syslog" {
grok {

 match => { "message" => "%{SYSLOGTIMESTAMP:syslog_timestamp} %{SYSLOGHOST:syslog_hostname} %{DATA:syslog_program}(?:\[%{POSINT:syslog_pid}\])?: %{GREEDYDATA:syslog_message}" }
  add_field => [ "received_at", "%{@timestamp}" ]
  add_field => [ "received_from", "%{host}" ]
}
syslog_pri { }
date {
  match => [ "syslog_timestamp", "MMM  d HH:mm:ss", "MMM dd HH:mm:ss" ]
}

}
}
i want to extract fields in syslog_message.
plz tell me a way to do it.


(Magnus Bäck) #5

You could use grok for that too, but it depends on what the message looks like. Please provide examples.


(sushmitha) #6

here is the example for syslog_message.

i have added another grok to my 10-syslog.conf file like this:

filter {
if [type] == "syslog" {
grok {
match => [ "message" , "%{SYSLOGTIMESTAMP:syslog_timestamp} %{SYSLOGHOST:syslog_hostname} %{DATA:syslog_program}(?:[%{POSINT:syslog_pid}])?: %{GREEDYDATA:syslog_message}" ]
add_field => [ "received_at", "%{@timestamp}" ]
add_field => [ "received_from", "%{host}" ]
}
}

syslog_pri { }
date {
  match => [ "syslog_timestamp", "MMM  d HH:mm:ss", "MMM dd HH:mm:ss" ]
}

}
}

the pattern is working correctly in grok debugger.
the problem is fields are not getting extracted and not shown in kibana .
adding my grok filter in 10-syslog.conf is correct ??


(sushmitha) #7

any suggestions plz...


(Magnus Bäck) #8

Yeah, that should work. Are you getting the _grokparsefailure tag for those messages?

For parsing this particular kind of message the kv filter might be more convenient.


(sushmitha) #9

Thanks magnus,
I'm not getting _grokparsefailure tag.
i have changed the 10-syslog.conf file as shown above and restarted the logstash.
but kibana is showing the default fields only.


(sushmitha) #10

hi
Thanks


(sushmitha) #11

Extracted fields are not displaying in kibana.


(system) #12