Packetbeat is not sending data to elasticsearch

Hi Guys,

I have installed Packetbeat in many servers and it works fine in all of them but i tried use packetbeat in a F5 Load Balancer and it is not working.

Packetbeat is not sending http requests (over 10110 port) to Elasticsearch.

I did a "tcpdump" in this F5 and i could see thousand and thousand of request but Packebeat does not send them to Elasticsearch.

Does anyone have any ideia of how can i solve this problem ?

Follow belloy my packetbeat.yml file (i put the basic configuration)

#################### Packetbeat Configuration Example #########################

# This file is an example configuration file highlighting only the most common
# options. The packetbeat.reference.yml file from the same directory contains all the
# supported options with more comments. You can use it as a reference.
#
# You can find the full configuration reference here:
# https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/beats/packetbeat/index.html

#============================== Network device ================================

# Select the network interface to sniff the data. On Linux, you can use the
# "any" keyword to sniff on all connected interfaces.
packetbeat.interfaces.device: any

#================================== Flows =====================================

# Set `enabled: false` or comment out all options to disable flows reporting.
packetbeat.flows:
  # Set network flow timeout. Flow is killed if no packet is received before being
  # timed out.
  timeout: 30s
  enabled: false

  # Configure reporting period. If set to -1, only killed flows will be reported
  period: 10s

#========================== Transaction protocols =============================

packetbeat.protocols:
- type: icmp
  # Enable ICMPv4 and ICMPv6 monitoring. Default: false
  enabled: false

- type: amqp
  # Configure the ports where to listen for AMQP traffic. You can disable
  # the AMQP protocol by commenting out the list of ports.
  ports: [5672]

- type: cassandra
  #Cassandra port for traffic monitoring.
  ports: [9042]

- type: dhcpv4
  # Configure the DHCP for IPv4 ports.
  ports: [67, 68]

- type: dns
  # Configure the ports where to listen for DNS traffic. You can disable
  # the DNS protocol by commenting out the list of ports.
  ports: [53]

- type: http
  # Configure the ports where to listen for HTTP traffic. You can disable
  # the HTTP protocol by commenting out the list of ports.
  ports: [10110]
  include_body_for: ["text/plain", "text/xml", "application/json", "application/soap+xml", "application/dime", "multipart/related", "text/*"]


- type: memcache
  # Configure the ports where to listen for memcache traffic. You can disable
  # the Memcache protocol by commenting out the list of ports.
  ports: [11211]

- type: mysql
  # Configure the ports where to listen for MySQL traffic. You can disable
  # the MySQL protocol by commenting out the list of ports.
  ports: [3306,3307]

- type: pgsql
  # Configure the ports where to listen for Pgsql traffic. You can disable
  # the Pgsql protocol by commenting out the list of ports.
  ports: [5432]

- type: redis
  # Configure the ports where to listen for Redis traffic. You can disable
  # the Redis protocol by commenting out the list of ports.
  ports: [6379]

- type: thrift
  # Configure the ports where to listen for Thrift-RPC traffic. You can disable
  # the Thrift-RPC protocol by commenting out the list of ports.
  ports: [9090]

- type: mongodb
  # Configure the ports where to listen for MongoDB traffic. You can disable
  # the MongoDB protocol by commenting out the list of ports.
  ports: [27017]

- type: nfs
  # Configure the ports where to listen for NFS traffic. You can disable
  # the NFS protocol by commenting out the list of ports.
  ports: [2049]

- type: tls
  # Configure the ports where to listen for TLS traffic. You can disable
  # the TLS protocol by commenting out the list of ports.
  ports:
    - 443   # HTTPS
    - 993   # IMAPS
    - 995   # POP3S
    - 5223  # XMPP over SSL
    - 8443
    - 8883  # Secure MQTT
    - 9243  # Elasticsearch

#==================== Elasticsearch template setting ==========================

setup.template.settings:
  index.number_of_shards: 1
  #index.codec: best_compression
  #_source.enabled: false

#================================ General =====================================

# The name of the shipper that publishes the network data. It can be used to group
# all the transactions sent by a single shipper in the web interface.
#name:

# The tags of the shipper are included in their own field with each
# transaction published.
#tags: ["service-X", "web-tier"]

# Optional fields that you can specify to add additional information to the
# output.
#fields:
#  env: staging


#============================== Dashboards =====================================
# These settings control loading the sample dashboards to the Kibana index. Loading
# the dashboards is disabled by default and can be enabled either by setting the
# options here or by using the `setup` command.
#setup.dashboards.enabled: false

# The URL from where to download the dashboards archive. By default this URL
# has a value which is computed based on the Beat name and version. For released
# versions, this URL points to the dashboard archive on the artifacts.elastic.co
# website.
#setup.dashboards.url:


#================================ Templates =====================================
# Set to false to disable template loading.
setup.template.enabled: true

# Template name. By default the template name is "packetbeat-%{[agent.version]}"
# The template name and pattern has to be set in case the Elasticsearch index pattern is modified.
#setup.template.name: "packetbeat-%{[agent.version]}"
setup.template.name: "packetbeat-lb_cs18"

# Template pattern. By default the template pattern is "-%{[agent.version]}-*" to apply to the default index settings.
# The first part is the version of the beat and then -* is used to match all daily indices.
# The template name and pattern has to be set in case the Elasticsearch index pattern is modified.
#setup.template.pattern: "packetbeat-%{[agent.version]}-*"
setup.template.pattern: "packetbeat-lb_cs18-*"


#============================== Setup ILM =====================================
setup.ilm.enabled: false


#============================== Kibana =====================================

# Starting with Beats version 6.0.0, the dashboards are loaded via the Kibana API.
# This requires a Kibana endpoint configuration.
setup.kibana:

  # Kibana Host
  # Scheme and port can be left out and will be set to the default (http and 5601)
  # In case you specify and additional path, the scheme is required: http://localhost:5601/path
  # IPv6 addresses should always be defined as: https://[2001:db8::1]:5601
  #host: "localhost:5601"

  # Kibana Space ID
  # ID of the Kibana Space into which the dashboards should be loaded. By default,
  # the Default Space will be used.
  #space.id:

#============================= Elastic Cloud ==================================

# These settings simplify using Packetbeat with the Elastic Cloud (https://cloud.elastic.co/).

# The cloud.id setting overwrites the `output.elasticsearch.hosts` and
# `setup.kibana.host` options.
# You can find the `cloud.id` in the Elastic Cloud web UI.
#cloud.id:

# The cloud.auth setting overwrites the `output.elasticsearch.username` and
# `output.elasticsearch.password` settings. The format is `<user>:<pass>`.
#cloud.auth:

#================================ Outputs =====================================

# Configure what output to use when sending the data collected by the beat.

#-------------------------- Elasticsearch output ------------------------------
output.elasticsearch:
  # Array of hosts to connect to.
  hosts: ["10.123.88.80:9200"]

  # Protocol - either `http` (default) or `https`.
  #protocol: "https"

  # Authentication credentials - either API key or username/password.
  #api_key: "id:api_key"
  #username: "elastic"
  #password: "changeme"

#----------------------------- Logstash output --------------------------------
#output.logstash:
  # The Logstash hosts
  #hosts: ["localhost:5044"]

  # Optional SSL. By default is off.
  # List of root certificates for HTTPS server verifications
  #ssl.certificate_authorities: ["/etc/pki/root/ca.pem"]

  # Certificate for SSL client authentication
  #ssl.certificate: "/etc/pki/client/cert.pem"

  # Client Certificate Key
  #ssl.key: "/etc/pki/client/cert.key"

#================================ Processors =====================================

# Configure processors to enhance or manipulate events generated by the beat.

processors:
  - add_host_metadata: ~
  - add_cloud_metadata: ~
  - add_docker_metadata: ~

#================================ Logging =====================================

# Sets log level. The default log level is info.
# Available log levels are: error, warning, info, debug
#logging.level: debug

# At debug level, you can selectively enable logging only for some components.
# To enable all selectors use ["*"]. Examples of other selectors are "beat",
# "publish", "service".
#logging.selectors: ["*"]

#============================== X-Pack Monitoring ===============================
# packetbeat can export internal metrics to a central Elasticsearch monitoring
# cluster.  This requires xpack monitoring to be enabled in Elasticsearch.  The
# reporting is disabled by default.

# Set to true to enable the monitoring reporter.
#monitoring.enabled: false

# Sets the UUID of the Elasticsearch cluster under which monitoring data for this
# Packetbeat instance will appear in the Stack Monitoring UI. If output.elasticsearch
# is enabled, the UUID is derived from the Elasticsearch cluster referenced by output.elasticsearch.
#monitoring.cluster_uuid:

# Uncomment to send the metrics to Elasticsearch. Most settings from the
# Elasticsearch output are accepted here as well.
# Note that the settings should point to your Elasticsearch *monitoring* cluster.
# Any setting that is not set is automatically inherited from the Elasticsearch
# output configuration, so if you have the Elasticsearch output configured such
# that it is pointing to your Elasticsearch monitoring cluster, you can simply
# uncomment the following line.
#monitoring.elasticsearch:

#================================= Migration ==================================

# This allows to enable 6.7 migration aliases
#migration.6_to_7.enabled: true

Bellow is my packetbet log file

> [root@AIR_LB-1_RJ1:/S1-green-P::Active:Standalone] packetbeat # cat /var/log/packetbeat/packetbeat
> 2021-02-09T15:46:10.528-0200    INFO    instance/beat.go:622    Home path: [/usr/share/packetbeat] Config path: [/etc/packetbeat] Data path: [/var/lib/packetbeat] Logs path: [/var/log/packetbeat]
> 2021-02-09T15:46:10.530-0200    INFO    instance/beat.go:630    Beat ID: dbda866f-3d77-44a8-a098-67be1e5c4bdc
> 2021-02-09T15:46:10.533-0200    INFO    [seccomp]       seccomp/seccomp.go:124  Syscall filter successfully installed
> 2021-02-09T15:46:10.533-0200    INFO    [beat]  instance/beat.go:958    Beat info       {"system_info": {"beat": {"path": {"config": "/etc/packetbeat", "data": "/var/lib/packetbeat", "home": "/usr/share/packetbeat", "logs": "/var/log/packetbeat"}, "type": "packetbeat", "uuid": "dbda866f-3d77-44a8-a098-67be1e5c4bdc"}}}
> 2021-02-09T15:46:10.533-0200    INFO    [beat]  instance/beat.go:967    Build info      {"system_info": {"build": {"commit": "c1c49432bdc53563e63e9d684ca3e9843626e448", "libbeat": "7.6.1", "time": "2020-02-28T23:00:10.000Z", "version": "7.6.1"}}}
> 2021-02-09T15:46:10.533-0200    INFO    [beat]  instance/beat.go:970    Go runtime info {"system_info": {"go": {"os":"linux","arch":"amd64","max_procs":4,"version":"go1.13.8"}}}
> 2021-02-09T15:46:10.536-0200    INFO    [beat]  instance/beat.go:974    Host info       {"system_info": {"host": {"architecture":"x86_64","boot_time":"2021-02-09T02:05:36-02:00","containerized":false,"name":"AIR_LB-1_RJ1.claro.com","ip":["127.0.0.1/24","::1/128","fe80::223:e9ff:fe68:3a40/64","fe80::223:e9ff:fe68:3a42/64","10.123.27.180/27","10.123.27.181/27","fe80::223:e9ff:fe68:3a40/64","127.2.0.2/24","fe80::223:e9ff:fe68:3a40/64","127.3.0.1/24","fe80::223:e9ff:fe68:3a41/64","127.1.1.254/24","fe80::298:76ff:fe54:3210/64","127.20.1.254/16","fe80::1:23ff:fe45:fe/64","10.123.119.6/28","10.123.119.7/28","fe80::223:e9ff:fe69:50c6/64"],"kernel_version":"3.10.0-862.14.4.el7.x86_64","mac":["00:23:e9:68:3a:40","00:23:e9:68:3a:41","00:23:e9:68:3a:42","00:23:e9:68:3a:43","00:23:e9:68:3a:40","00:23:e9:68:3a:40","00:23:e9:68:3a:41","00:98:76:54:32:10","02:01:23:45:00:fe","00:23:e9:69:50:c6"],"os":{"family":"redhat","platform":"centos","name":"CentOS","version":"6.8 (Final)","major":6,"minor":8,"patch":0,"codename":"Final"},"timezone":"-02","timezone_offset_sec":-7200,"id":"c22a7e9589a585cb93010ac40000005e"}}}
> 2021-02-09T15:46:10.536-0200    INFO    [beat]  instance/beat.go:1003   Process info    {"system_info": {"process": {"capabilities": {"inheritable":null,"permitted":["chown","dac_override","dac_read_search","fowner","fsetid","kill","setgid","setuid","setpcap","linux_immutable","net_bind_service","net_broadcast","net_admin","net_raw","ipc_lock","ipc_owner","sys_module","sys_rawio","sys_chroot","sys_ptrace","sys_pacct","sys_admin","sys_boot","sys_nice","sys_resource","sys_time","sys_tty_config","mknod","lease","audit_write","audit_control","setfcap","mac_override","mac_admin","syslog","wake_alarm","block_suspend"],"effective":["chown","dac_override","dac_read_search","fowner","fsetid","kill","setgid","setuid","setpcap","linux_immutable","net_bind_service","net_broadcast","net_admin","net_raw","ipc_lock","ipc_owner","sys_module","sys_rawio","sys_chroot","sys_ptrace","sys_pacct","sys_admin","sys_boot","sys_nice","sys_resource","sys_time","sys_tty_config","mknod","lease","audit_write","audit_control","setfcap","mac_override","mac_admin","syslog","wake_alarm","block_suspend"],"bounding":["chown","dac_override","dac_read_search","fowner","fsetid","kill","setgid","setuid","setpcap","linux_immutable","net_bind_service","net_broadcast","net_admin","net_raw","ipc_lock","ipc_owner","sys_module","sys_rawio","sys_chroot","sys_ptrace","sys_pacct","sys_admin","sys_boot","sys_nice","sys_resource","sys_time","sys_tty_config","mknod","lease","audit_write","audit_control","setfcap","mac_override","mac_admin","syslog","wake_alarm","block_suspend"],"ambient":null}, "cwd": "/", "exe": "/usr/share/packetbeat/bin/packetbeat", "name": "packetbeat", "pid": 1567, "ppid": 1566, "seccomp": {"mode":"filter"}, "start_time": "2021-02-09T15:46:09.950-0200"}}}
> 2021-02-09T15:46:10.536-0200    INFO    instance/beat.go:298    Setup Beat: packetbeat; Version: 7.6.1
> 2021-02-09T15:46:10.536-0200    INFO    [index-management]      idxmgmt/std.go:182      Set output.elasticsearch.index to 'packetbeat-7.6.1' as ILM is enabled.
> 2021-02-09T15:46:10.536-0200    INFO    elasticsearch/client.go:174     Elasticsearch url: http://10.123.88.80:9200
> 2021-02-09T15:46:10.537-0200    INFO    [publisher]     pipeline/module.go:110  Beat name: AIR_LB-1_RJ1.claro.com
> 2021-02-09T15:46:10.537-0200    INFO    procs/procs.go:105      Process watcher disabled
> 2021-02-09T15:46:10.540-0200    INFO    instance/beat.go:439    packetbeat start running.
> 2021-02-09T15:46:10.540-0200    INFO    [monitoring]    log/log.go:118  Starting metrics logging every 30s
> 2021-02-09T15:46:13.533-0200    INFO    add_cloud_metadata/add_cloud_metadata.go:89     add_cloud_metadata: hosting provider type not detected.
> 2021-02-09T15:46:40.547-0200    INFO    [monitoring]    log/log.go:145  Non-zero metrics in the last 30s        {"monitoring": {"metrics": {"beat":{"cpu":{"system":{"ticks":40,"time":{"ms":41}},"total":{"ticks":260,"time":{"ms":267},"value":260},"user":{"ticks":220,"time":{"ms":226}}},"handles":{"limit":{"hard":4096,"soft":1024},"open":5},"info":{"ephemeral_id":"89323547-b59e-482d-9cd3-4a5cfed92320","uptime":{"ms":30039}},"memstats":{"gc_next":39575088,"memory_alloc":21502400,"memory_total":26746264,"rss":50978816},"runtime":{"goroutines":35}},"libbeat":{"config":{"module":{"running":0}},"output":{"type":"elasticsearch"},"pipeline":{"clients":13,"events":{"active":0}}},"system":{"cpu":{"cores":4},"load":{"1":0.98,"15":0.78,"5":0.79,"norm":{"1":0.245,"15":0.195,"5":0.1975}}}}}}