I have a very complex environment spanning 8 different data centers and lots of fire walls
It appears the xpack.monitoring only has a HTTP output option ( I need to use Kafka) to stay with the current architecture and avoid troubling shooting firewalls for the next 2 weeks
So I was wondering if I can have the xpack.monitoring.url be another logstash http input on localhost so I could continue to use kafka
Right now my architecture is:
logstash output -> kafka > logstash indexer -> elasticsearch
I was wondering if we could shoe-horn the metrics in to this data flow.
|-xpack.monitoring.url = localhost:92XX
|- lostash input http listen on localhost:92xx
|-logstash output kafka
|KAFKA TOPIC XXXX
| Logstash read topic and write to .monitor-logstash
Any idea's or is it just as simple as put up a http listener and writing it to the write index?