Read .asl Log-Files on Mac OS X from "/var/log/servermetricsd/"

Hello everyone!
I want to use my ELK stack to monitor couple of Mac Servers.
The log files are located in "/var/log/servermetricsd/" and have the file extension "*.asl".
I use Logstash with the following configuration:

input {
file {
path =>["/var/log/.log","/var/log/servermetrics/.asl"]
codec => plain {
charset =>"BINARY"
output {
elasticsearch {
hosts => ""
index =>"macserver-%{+YY.MM.dd}"

The log files from "/var/log/*.log" are processed well, but i dont get the asl files.

.asl file Information: application/octet-stream; charset=binary

Any ideas?

Binary isn't a character set. Logstash ingests text data by default, and can only ingest binary data by way of a special plugin, designed to convert said binary format back into text.

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Thank you very much for the reply! (: