Updating old 6.x index pattern to use newer mapping requirments

I have an ELK cluster which I have upgraded over time from early 6.x days. Focused on resolving other issues, but somewhere along the 7.x releases my old mapping broke. This was for a host that was pushing via filebeat through a grok filter to logstash, which was then outputted to elastic.

I understand that it seems there is a new geo data type that I need to specify for one of the more associated fields. I am not clear on how to update what I have now to map those required fields or even which ones are required. Here is the filter section of my logstash for the host:

filter {
 if [type] == "wso2" {
    grok {
      match => {"message" => "%{COMBINEDAPACHELOG}"}
    }
    geoip {
      source => "clientip"
    }
  }

}

Again this is currently using the old 6.x method which I fully realize will not work but not sure if I need to start all the way over or if I can just update this existing filter.

Thanks

There's not much for us to go on with just the Logstash config section that suggests what lead you to this understanding.

Here is a screenshot of the error I am receiving when attempting to create a map based on one of my index patterns

So my index pattern "does not contain any geospatial fields".

Here are the mappings of the fields if that helps:

{
  "mappings": {
    "_doc": {
      "properties": {
        "@timestamp": {
          "type": "date"
        },
        "@version": {
          "type": "text",
          "fields": {
            "keyword": {
              "type": "keyword",
              "ignore_above": 256
            }
          }
        },
        "agent": {
          "properties": {
            "ephemeral_id": {
              "type": "text",
              "fields": {
                "keyword": {
                  "type": "keyword",
                  "ignore_above": 256
                }
              }
            },
            "hostname": {
              "type": "text",
              "fields": {
                "keyword": {
                  "type": "keyword",
                  "ignore_above": 256
                }
              }
            },
            "id": {
              "type": "text",
              "fields": {
                "keyword": {
                  "type": "keyword",
                  "ignore_above": 256
                }
              }
            },
            "name": {
              "type": "text",
              "fields": {
                "keyword": {
                  "type": "keyword",
                  "ignore_above": 256
                }
              }
            },
            "type": {
              "type": "text",
              "fields": {
                "keyword": {
                  "type": "keyword",
                  "ignore_above": 256
                }
              }
            },
            "version": {
              "type": "text",
              "fields": {
                "keyword": {
                  "type": "keyword",
                  "ignore_above": 256
                }
              }
            }
          }
        },
        "auth": {
          "type": "text",
          "fields": {
            "keyword": {
              "type": "keyword",
              "ignore_above": 256
            }
          }
        },
        "bytes": {
          "type": "text",
          "fields": {
            "keyword": {
              "type": "keyword",
              "ignore_above": 256
            }
          }
        },
        "clientip": {
          "type": "text",
          "fields": {
            "keyword": {
              "type": "keyword",
              "ignore_above": 256
            }
          }
        },
        "ecs": {
          "properties": {
            "version": {
              "type": "text",
              "fields": {
                "keyword": {
                  "type": "keyword",
                  "ignore_above": 256
                }
              }
            }
          }
        },
        "geoip": {
          "properties": {
            "city_name": {
              "type": "text",
              "fields": {
                "keyword": {
                  "type": "keyword",
                  "ignore_above": 256
                }
              }
            },
            "continent_code": {
              "type": "text",
              "fields": {
                "keyword": {
                  "type": "keyword",
                  "ignore_above": 256
                }
              }
            },
            "country_code2": {
              "type": "text",
              "fields": {
                "keyword": {
                  "type": "keyword",
                  "ignore_above": 256
                }
              }
            },
            "country_code3": {
              "type": "text",
              "fields": {
                "keyword": {
                  "type": "keyword",
                  "ignore_above": 256
                }
              }
            },
            "country_name": {
              "type": "text",
              "fields": {
                "keyword": {
                  "type": "keyword",
                  "ignore_above": 256
                }
              }
            },
            "dma_code": {
              "type": "long"
            },
            "ip": {
              "type": "text",
              "fields": {
                "keyword": {
                  "type": "keyword",
                  "ignore_above": 256
                }
              }
            },
            "latitude": {
              "type": "float"
            },
            "location": {
              "properties": {
                "lat": {
                  "type": "float"
                },
                "lon": {
                  "type": "float"
                }
              }
            },
            "longitude": {
              "type": "float"
            },
            "postal_code": {
              "type": "text",
              "fields": {
                "keyword": {
                  "type": "keyword",
                  "ignore_above": 256
                }
              }
            },
            "region_code": {
              "type": "text",
              "fields": {
                "keyword": {
                  "type": "keyword",
                  "ignore_above": 256
                }
              }
            },
            "region_name": {
              "type": "text",
              "fields": {
                "keyword": {
                  "type": "keyword",
                  "ignore_above": 256
                }
              }
            },
            "timezone": {
              "type": "text",
              "fields": {
                "keyword": {
                  "type": "keyword",
                  "ignore_above": 256
                }
              }
            }
          }
        },
        "host": {
          "properties": {
            "architecture": {
              "type": "text",
              "fields": {
                "keyword": {
                  "type": "keyword",
                  "ignore_above": 256
                }
              }
            },
            "containerized": {
              "type": "boolean"
            },
            "hostname": {
              "type": "text",
              "fields": {
                "keyword": {
                  "type": "keyword",
                  "ignore_above": 256
                }
              }
            },
            "id": {
              "type": "text",
              "fields": {
                "keyword": {
                  "type": "keyword",
                  "ignore_above": 256
                }
              }
            },
            "ip": {
              "type": "text",
              "fields": {
                "keyword": {
                  "type": "keyword",
                  "ignore_above": 256
                }
              }
            },
            "mac": {
              "type": "text",
              "fields": {
                "keyword": {
                  "type": "keyword",
                  "ignore_above": 256
                }
              }
            },
            "name": {
              "type": "text",
              "fields": {
                "keyword": {
                  "type": "keyword",
                  "ignore_above": 256
                }
              }
            },
            "os": {
              "properties": {
                "codename": {
                  "type": "text",
                  "fields": {
                    "keyword": {
                      "type": "keyword",
                      "ignore_above": 256
                    }
                  }
                },
                "family": {
                  "type": "text",
                  "fields": {
                    "keyword": {
                      "type": "keyword",
                      "ignore_above": 256
                    }
                  }
                },
                "kernel": {
                  "type": "text",
                  "fields": {
                    "keyword": {
                      "type": "keyword",
                      "ignore_above": 256
                    }
                  }
                },
                "name": {
                  "type": "text",
                  "fields": {
                    "keyword": {
                      "type": "keyword",
                      "ignore_above": 256
                    }
                  }
                },
                "platform": {
                  "type": "text",
                  "fields": {
                    "keyword": {
                      "type": "keyword",
                      "ignore_above": 256
                    }
                  }
                },
                "type": {
                  "type": "text",
                  "fields": {
                    "keyword": {
                      "type": "keyword",
                      "ignore_above": 256
                    }
                  }
                },
                "version": {
                  "type": "text",
                  "fields": {
                    "keyword": {
                      "type": "keyword",
                      "ignore_above": 256
                    }
                  }
                }
              }
            }
          }
        },
        "httpversion": {
          "type": "text",
          "fields": {
            "keyword": {
              "type": "keyword",
              "ignore_above": 256
            }
          }
        },
        "ident": {
          "type": "text",
          "fields": {
            "keyword": {
              "type": "keyword",
              "ignore_above": 256
            }
          }
        },
        "input": {
          "properties": {
            "type": {
              "type": "text",
              "fields": {
                "keyword": {
                  "type": "keyword",
                  "ignore_above": 256
                }
              }
            }
          }
        },
        "log": {
          "properties": {
            "file": {
              "properties": {
                "path": {
                  "type": "text",
                  "fields": {
                    "keyword": {
                      "type": "keyword",
                      "ignore_above": 256
                    }
                  }
                }
              }
            },
            "offset": {
              "type": "long"
            }
          }
        },
        "message": {
          "type": "text",
          "fields": {
            "keyword": {
              "type": "keyword",
              "ignore_above": 256
            }
          }
        },
        "referrer": {
          "type": "text",
          "fields": {
            "keyword": {
              "type": "keyword",
              "ignore_above": 256
            }
          }
        },
        "request": {
          "type": "text",
          "fields": {
            "keyword": {
              "type": "keyword",
              "ignore_above": 256
            }
          }
        },
        "response": {
          "type": "text",
          "fields": {
            "keyword": {
              "type": "keyword",
              "ignore_above": 256
            }
          }
        },
        "tags": {
          "type": "text",
          "fields": {
            "keyword": {
              "type": "keyword",
              "ignore_above": 256
            }
          }
        },
        "timestamp": {
          "type": "text",
          "fields": {
            "keyword": {
              "type": "keyword",
              "ignore_above": 256
            }
          }
        },
        "type": {
          "type": "text",
          "fields": {
            "keyword": {
              "type": "keyword",
              "ignore_above": 256
            }
          }
        },
        "verb": {
          "type": "text",
          "fields": {
            "keyword": {
              "type": "keyword",
              "ignore_above": 256
            }
          }
        }
      }
    }
  }
}

I have confirmed there are what are probably "legacy" geopoint listed fields in my index, however, I don't believe they are the actual geopoint type. You have posted a mapping blog post that gives some direction and it looks like maybe my issue is that my index does in fact use a custom name when it is output to Elasticsearch:

Custom Index Names

If you use a custom index name/pattern in the Elasticsearch output, or change the default target field for the geoip data to be populated in, you will need to copy the default Logstash/Filebeat template we mentioned above and make sure that it matches these changes. You can do this by copying the file that Logstash/Filebeat uses and then referring to the change one, or take the template from the Elasticsearch APIs and modify that.

One quick tip if you take this approach, look for and update the "template": "logstash-"* , value in the template or file.

Ultimately it might be easier to use an index name of logstash-customvalue-YYYY.MM.DD (where customvalue is a value of your choosing), rather than changing the pattern entirely. This way the default template will still apply.

None of that makes any sense to me. I used a custom name because my filebeat outputs use way too many custom grok filters for me to simply dump into one index and make any sense out of. This may be a totally incorrect approach but I don't see a way around it. So can someone dumb down the resolution in the above blog paragraph or detail how exactly I change the mapping of the existing index to use a geopoint type instead of the string's and text type it is currently mapped to?