I am sure this has been asked before but nothing I have found during my research has solved my problem. I am using Windows Server 2019 Standard. I have installed Kibana and Elasticsearch via zip files.
I am trying to visualize log data (unknown format) held in multiple sub directories by year, month with each log file in gzipped format for each day of the month separately. (i.e. C:\logs\subdirectory\1\2021\01\2021-01-01.log.gz).
I am able to connect to the Kibana URL and select the "Add data" link and then the "kibana logs" link. I follow the steps to edit the filebeat.yml file to accept inputs as follows:
- type: log
I edit the "modules.d\kibana.yml file to accept the same path noted in the filebeat.yml file above.
I run ./filebeat setup and get no errors upon completion. I restart the filebeat and elasticsearch services. When I check the module "Check data" link there is no data being received.
I have been unsuccessful at every configuration I have tried and have created this topic as a last resort. If any one has any advice or guidance it will be greatly appreciated.