Syslog to elasticsearch, can't get it working

set up logstash like this:

input {
  syslog {
    port => 1514
    type => syslog

output {
  elasticsearch {
    hosts => ["http://elasticsearch.service.consul:9200"]


However, I'm not receiving any data. In Kibana I specified "logstash-*" as the index, but I'm still getting "Unable to fetch mapping".

I'm not getting any error messages in elasticsearch or logstash.

In my rsyslog.conf I have the following:

. @@localhost:1514

Am I missing something obvious here?

Hi Jeroen,

Some ideas ->

1). Did you restart rsyslog after making those changes in the conf file?

2). @@ is for TCP and single @ is for UDP. Just making sure...

3). I would also add one more output in the conf file ->
stdout { codec => rubydebug }
If I see data there, it means there is nothing wrong with Syslog -> Logstash pipeline and only need to investigate the output part to elasticsearch.
If above holds true, then
a). have you been able to send anything else to that elasticsearch instance?
b). Is that reachable from your logstash instance? Firewall/network etc.?
c). Is elasticsearch up and running?
d). Maybe try IP instead of hostname? DNS issue?


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