Why is Logstash not part of Elastic Cloud?


I'm planning to start using ELK for logging and I've opened a trial Elastic Cloud account. However, I've noticed that Logstash is not included. I thought the idea behind using Elastic Cloud was so that we wouldn't need to provision and manage our own servers and clusters. But now I need to set up and maintain a Logstash server and integrate it with my Elasticsearch cluster.

Is there something I'm missing here? Is there a better way to do this without running a Logstash server? I know I could send logs directly from Beats to Elasticsearch, but my understanding is that Beats don't allow much transforming of the logs.

(Mark Walkom) #2

Yep, just Elasticsearch and Kibana at this stage. We are working towards Logstash though :slight_smile:

Yep, but you can also look at ingest nodes - https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/6.2/ingest.html

(system) #3

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