Unable to create custom index or Disable ILM

Hi, I'm unable to create custom index from filebeat. I tried to disbale ilm and tried almost everything but i'm unable to disable it.

configuration
###################### Filebeat Configuration Example #########################

# This file is an example configuration file highlighting only the most common
# options. The filebeat.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/filebeat/index.html

# For more available modules and options, please see the filebeat.reference.yml sample
# configuration file.

#=========================== Filebeat inputs =============================

filebeat.inputs:

# Each - is an input. Most options can be set at the input level, so
# you can use different inputs for various configurations.
# Below are the input specific configurations.

- type: log
  enable: true
  paths:
    - /var/log/apache2/*.log
  fields:
    apache: true
    log_type: apache2
  fields_under_root: true

- type: log

  # Change to true to enable this input configuration.
  enabled: true

  # Paths that should be crawled and fetched. Glob based paths.
  paths:
    - /var/log/oneload/web/*.log
    #- c:\programdata\elasticsearch\logs\*

  # Exclude lines. A list of regular expressions to match. It drops the lines that are
  # matching any regular expression from the list.
  #exclude_lines: ['^DBG']

  # Include lines. A list of regular expressions to match. It exports the lines that are
  # matching any regular expression from the list.
  #include_lines: ['^ERR', '^WARN']

  # Exclude files. A list of regular expressions to match. Filebeat drops the files that
  # are matching any regular expression from the list. By default, no files are dropped.
  #exclude_files: ['.gz$']

  # Optional additional fields. These fields can be freely picked
  # to add additional information to the crawled log files for filtering
  fields:
    log_type: jboss
  #  level: debug
  #  review: 1

  ### Multiline options

  # Multiline can be used for log messages spanning multiple lines. This is common
  # for Java Stack Traces or C-Line Continuation

  # The regexp Pattern that has to be matched. The example pattern matches all lines starting with [
  #multiline.pattern: ^\[

  # Defines if the pattern set under pattern should be negated or not. Default is false.
  #multiline.negate: false

  # Match can be set to "after" or "before". It is used to define if lines should be append to a pattern
  # that was (not) matched before or after or as long as a pattern is not matched based on negate.
  # Note: After is the equivalent to previous and before is the equivalent to to next in Logstash
  #multiline.match: after


#============================= Filebeat modules ===============================

filebeat.config.modules:
  # Glob pattern for configuration loading
  path: ${path.config}/modules.d/*.yml

  # Set to true to enable config reloading
  reload.enabled: false

  # Period on which files under path should be checked for changes
  #reload.period: 10s

#==================== Elasticsearch template setting ==========================
setup.ilm.enable: false

setup.template.enable: true
setup.template.name: "index-master40-%{[agent.version]}"
setup.template.pattern: "index-master40-%{[agent.version]}-*"
setup.template.settings:
  index.number_of_shards: 1
  index.lifecycle.rollover_alias: "index-master40-%{[agent.version]}"
  #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  

#================================ 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: ["10.100.101.41:9200"]
  index: "index-master40-%{[agent.version]}-%{[fields.log_type]:other}-%{+yyyy-MM-dd}"

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

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

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

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

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

These are logs output which says ILM enable and uses default pattern. Although it creates index template but never creates index.

logs
Mar 25 14:17:01 oneload-app filebeat[72701]: 2020-03-25T14:17:01.960+0500        INFO        [publisher]        pipeline/retry.go:196        retryer: send unwait-signal to consumer
Mar 25 14:17:01 oneload-app filebeat[72701]: 2020-03-25T14:17:01.960+0500        INFO        [publisher]        pipeline/retry.go:198          done
Mar 25 14:17:01 oneload-app filebeat[72701]: 2020-03-25T14:17:01.960+0500        INFO        [publisher]        pipeline/retry.go:173        retryer: send wait signal to consumer
Mar 25 14:17:01 oneload-app filebeat[72701]: 2020-03-25T14:17:01.960+0500        INFO        [publisher]        pipeline/retry.go:175          done
Mar 25 14:17:01 oneload-app filebeat[72701]: 2020-03-25T14:17:01.961+0500        INFO        elasticsearch/client.go:757        Attempting to connect to Elasticsearch version 7.4.2
Mar 25 14:17:01 oneload-app filebeat[72701]: 2020-03-25T14:17:01.983+0500        INFO        [license]        licenser/es_callback.go:50        Elasticsearch license: Basic
Mar 25 14:17:01 oneload-app filebeat[72701]: 2020-03-25T14:17:01.983+0500        INFO        [index-management]        idxmgmt/std.go:258        Auto ILM enable success.
Mar 25 14:17:01 oneload-app filebeat[72701]: 2020-03-25T14:17:01.984+0500        INFO        [index-management.ilm]        ilm/std.go:139        do not generate ilm policy: exists=true, overwrite=false
Mar 25 14:17:01 oneload-app filebeat[72701]: 2020-03-25T14:17:01.984+0500        INFO        [index-management]        idxmgmt/std.go:271        ILM policy successfully loaded.
Mar 25 14:17:01 oneload-app filebeat[72701]: 2020-03-25T14:17:01.984+0500        INFO        [index-management]        idxmgmt/std.go:410        Set setup.template.name to '{filebeat-7.6.1 {now/d}-000001}' as ILM is enabled.
Mar 25 14:17:01 oneload-app filebeat[72701]: 2020-03-25T14:17:01.984+0500        INFO        [index-management]        idxmgmt/std.go:415        Set setup.template.pattern to 'filebeat-7.6.1-*' as ILM is enabled.
Mar 25 14:17:01 oneload-app filebeat[72701]: 2020-03-25T14:17:01.984+0500        INFO        [index-management]        idxmgmt/std.go:453        Set settings.index.lifecycle.name in template to {filebeat {"policy":{"phases":{"hot":{"actions":{"rollover":{"max_age":"30d","max_size":"50gb"}}}}}}} as ILM is enabled.
Mar 25 14:17:01 oneload-app filebeat[72701]: 2020-03-25T14:17:01.985+0500        INFO        template/load.go:89        Template filebeat-7.6.1 already exists and will not be overwritten.
Mar 25 14:17:01 oneload-app filebeat[72701]: 2020-03-25T14:17:01.985+0500        INFO        [index-management]        idxmgmt/std.go:295        Loaded index template.
  • I also want to create seperate monitoring index and for custom logs i want custom index which you can see in paths.

  • There is also i need to know if i use custom logs do i need to create manuall template for index or elasticsearch will automatically identify using key:value pair?

I'm using filebeat 7.6.1.

Hi, thanks for posting your Filebeat configuration. And extra thanks for formatting it neatly and encapsulating it inside[details] tags. Not all forum users go this extra mile and we appreciate it as it really helps readability of code/configuration snippets! :heart:

Now, back to your question. Looking at the settings in your configuration file I see these lines:

setup.ilm.enable: false
setup.template.enable: true

These settings are actually named setup.ilm.enabled and setup.template.enabled (notice the extra d at the end of the setting names). Also, you don't really need to set setup.template.enabled: true as that is the default setting value anyway.

Please try with the fixed setting names and let us know how it goes!

Thanks,

Shaunak

@shaunak Hi, Thanks for your reponse as well as appreciating :heart:.

Yes i wrote it wrong and it worked after changing setup.ilm.enable to setup.ilm.enabled.

I have another question, Is it okay to send logs directly from filebeat or i need to process it though logstash? I quite didn't understand what to do about this query.

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