Unable to Send static log files to elasticsearch

Hi Everyone,

Am starting ELK project for first time.
I have installed logstash, elasticsearch, kibana. All in one single lab server.

I have couple of usecases to work on, So i got couple of files from app team. Basically extracted log file from the application. Now want to send these files/logs to elasticsearch and start creating dashboards for couple of usecases they requested for.

But when I configure, logstash with myapp.conf file with below configuration. after configuring this what are the steps to follow to send logs to elasticsearch.

Could you please help me with this issue.

input {
file {
        path => "/var/log/middletier/middletier9.log"
        type => "openam"
        start_position => beginning

output {
    elasticsearch {
        hosts => ["localhost:9200"]
        index => "openam_logs-%{+YYYY.MM}"

FYI we’ve renamed ELK to the Elastic Stack, otherwise Beats and APM feel left out! :wink:

If you have tried processing these files before then it's likely a sincedb issue on the file input.

ok, but this fresh installation and configuring logs for first time.

Could you help me to identify what's wrong in the input file?


Try running with debug and see what the output is.

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