I'm currently running a single logstash and interested in creating several for resilience in case one goes down, and for improving performance. I'm ingesting data currently with the http input plugin.
I'm thinking about using the Kinesis input plugin to accomplish this and from my understanding (from reading past posts) if I set the
application_name within the logstash input to the same value on two separate machines, that will automatically work as a load balancer. Am I correct?
Will it both distribute the load between the 2 logstashs and also handle if one logstash goes down?