We use Kafka input and output plugins with Logstash in our log pipeline. We are using 2.3.1 version of Logstash and Elasticsearch. I see that there is now Kafka 0.9 producer/consumer support in LS 5.0. Any chance you would backport that to 2.3.1? Or is there a way I can retrofit to use that plugin with my Logstash 2.3.1? We are using Kafka 0.9, and are guaranteed not to have any 0.8 brokers, so backward compatibility is not an issue for me.
We have secured with the pipeline from filebeat to Logstash. And also from Logstash to Elasticsearch. Would like to do this as well to get end-to-end SSL.
EDIT: of course, minutes after posting, I run into this:
So modifying my question to: when is this becoming GA?