Not able to configure log4j2 correctly for Elasticsearch 5.0


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The goal is to have elasticsearch logs in json format so that logstash is able to pick it up and index it in another elasticsearch cluster dedicated to logging.

  1. First the file jsonevent-layout-1.7.jar was copied to the /elasticsearch-home/lib directory

  2. The log4j2.properties file was configured as follows:

    logger.action.name = org.elasticsearch.action
    logger.action.level = debug

    appender.console.type = Console
    appender.console.name = console
    appender.console.layout.type = net.logstash.log4j.JSONEventLayoutV1

    appender.rolling.type = RollingFile
    appender.rolling.name = rolling
    appender.rolling.fileName = ${sys:es.logs}.log
    appender.rolling.layout.type = net.logstash.log4j.JSONEventLayoutV1
    appender.rolling.filePattern = ${sys:es.logs}-%d{yyyy-MM-dd}.log
    appender.rolling.policies.type = Policies
    appender.rolling.policies.time.type = TimeBasedTriggeringPolicy
    appender.rolling.policies.time.interval = 1
    appender.rolling.policies.time.modulate = true

    rootLogger.level = info
    rootLogger.appenderRef.console.ref = console
    rootLogger.appenderRef.rolling.ref = rolling

However, when I run bin/elasticsearch, I get these messages

2016-11-23 10:37:44,768 main ERROR Unable to locate plugin type for net.logstash.log4j.JSONEventLayoutV1
2016-11-23 10:37:44,770 main ERROR Unable to locate plugin type for net.logstash.log4j.JSONEventLayoutV1
2016-11-23 10:37:44,770 main ERROR Unable to locate plugin type for net.logstash.log4j.JSONEventLayoutV1
2016-11-23 10:37:44,770 main ERROR Unable to locate plugin type for net.logstash.log4j.JSONEventLayoutV1
2016-11-23 10:37:44,771 main ERROR Unable to locate plugin type for net.logstash.log4j.JSONEventLayoutV1
2016-11-23 10:37:44,791 main ERROR Unable to locate plugin for net.logstash.log4j.JSONEventLayoutV1
2016-11-23 10:37:44,794 main ERROR Unable to invoke factory method in class class org.apache.logging.log4j.core.appender.RollingFileAppender for element RollingFile. java.lang.NullPointerException
at org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.plugins.visitors.PluginElementVisitor.findNamedNode(PluginElementVisitor.java:100)
at org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.plugins.visitors.PluginElementVisitor.visit(PluginElementVisitor.java:87)
at org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.plugins.util.PluginBuilder.generateParameters(PluginBuilder.java:243)
at org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.plugins.util.PluginBuilder.build(PluginBuilder.java:131)
at org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.AbstractConfiguration.createPluginObject(AbstractConfiguration.java:918)
at org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.AbstractConfiguration.createConfiguration(AbstractConfiguration.java:858)
at org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.AbstractConfiguration.createConfiguration(AbstractConfiguration.java:850)
at org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.AbstractConfiguration.doConfigure(AbstractConfiguration.java:479)
at org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.AbstractConfiguration.initialize(AbstractConfiguration.java:219)
at org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.AbstractConfiguration.start(AbstractConfiguration.java:231)
at org.apache.logging.log4j.core.LoggerContext.setConfiguration(LoggerContext.java:496)
at org.apache.logging.log4j.core.LoggerContext.start(LoggerContext.java:249)
at org.elasticsearch.common.logging.LogConfigurator.configure(LogConfigurator.java:116)
at org.elasticsearch.common.logging.LogConfigurator.configure(LogConfigurator.java:83)
at org.elasticsearch.bootstrap.Bootstrap.init(Bootstrap.java:249)
at org.elasticsearch.bootstrap.Elasticsearch.init(Elasticsearch.java:112)
at org.elasticsearch.bootstrap.Elasticsearch.execute(Elasticsearch.java:103)
at org.elasticsearch.cli.SettingCommand.execute(SettingCommand.java:54)
at org.elasticsearch.cli.Command.mainWithoutErrorHandling(Command.java:96)
at org.elasticsearch.cli.Command.main(Command.java:62)
at org.elasticsearch.bootstrap.Elasticsearch.main(Elasticsearch.java:80)
at org.elasticsearch.bootstrap.Elasticsearch.main(Elasticsearch.java:73)

Looks like when starting, elasticsearch is not able to read the jsonevent-layout-1.7.jar file in the lib folder. Do i have to make any more changes? Where could I be going wrong?


ES(5.x)-to-JSON logging log4j.properties example/snippet
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