Winlogbeat not creating index in Elastic Search


(ONeil) #1

I've configured winlogbeat already and I'm trying to get it to populate records in elasticsearch. This is the error I'm getting when I try to check if elastic search has created an index for winlogbeat.
Mind you I'm new to the ELK stack and I don't know how indexes are created ---whether by Beats or manual input

No intention of using logstash
192.168.0.2 is running EK
192.168.0.10 is my windows endpoint running winlogbeat

[root@testpoint Documents]# curl -XGET 'http://localhost:9200/winlogbeat/_search?pretty'
{
"error" : {
"root_cause" : [
{
"type" : "index_not_found_exception",
"reason" : "no such index",
"resource.type" : "index_or_alias",
"resource.id" : "winlogbeat",
"index_uuid" : "na",
"index" : "winlogbeat"
}
],
"type" : "index_not_found_exception",
"reason" : "no such index",
"resource.type" : "index_or_alias",
"resource.id" : "winlogbeat",
"index_uuid" : "na",
"index" : "winlogbeat"
},
"status" : 404
}

This is my winlogbeat.yml config

###################### Winlogbeat Configuration Example ##########################

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

#======================= Winlogbeat specific options ==========================

# event_logs specifies a list of event logs to monitor as well as any
# accompanying options. The YAML data type of event_logs is a list of
# dictionaries.
#
# The supported keys are name (required), tags, fields, fields_under_root,
# forwarded, ignore_older, level, event_id, provider, and include_xml. Please
# visit the documentation for the complete details of each option.
# https://go.es.io/WinlogbeatConfig
winlogbeat.event_logs:
  - name: Application
    ignore_older: 72h
  - name: Security
  - name: System

#================================ 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: winlogbeat_test

# 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 outputs to use when sending the data collected by the beat.
# Multiple outputs may be used.

#-------------------------- Elasticsearch output ------------------------------
output.elasticsearch:
  # Array of hosts to connect to.
  hosts: ["http://192.168.0.2:9200"]
  #index: "winlogbeat"
  index: "winlogbeat-%{+yyyy.MM.dd}"
  indices:
   - index: "critical-%{+yyyy.MM.dd}"
     when.contains:
      message: "CRITICAL"
   - index: "error-%{+yyyy.MM.dd}"
     when.contains:
      message: "ERR"
  template.name: "winlogbeat"
  template.path: "winlogbeat.template.json"
  template.overwrite: false

  pipeline: winlogbeat_pipe

  # Optional protocol and basic auth credentials.
  #protocol: "https"
  #username: "elastic"
  #password: "changeme"

#template and index configs



#----------------------------- Logstash output --------------------------------
#output.logstash:
  # The Logstash hosts
  #hosts: ["localhost:5044"]

  # Optional SSL. By default is off.
  # List of root certificates for HTTPS server verifications
  #ssl.certificate_authorities: ["/etc/pki/root/ca.pem"]

  # Certificate for SSL client authentication
  #ssl.certificate: "/etc/pki/client/cert.pem"

  # Client Certificate Key
  #ssl.key: "/etc/pki/client/cert.key"

#================================ Logging =====================================
logging.to_files: true
logging.files:
  path: C:/ProgramData/winlogbeat/Logs
# Sets log level. The default log level is info.
# Available log levels are: critical, error, warning, info, debug
logging.level: info

# At debug level, you can selectively enable logging only for some components.
# To enable all selectors use ["*"]. Examples of other selectors are "beat",
# "publish", "service".
logging.selectors: ["*"]

-----------------------------------------------------------------------'


(ONeil) #2

My Elasticsearch config file

    Elasticsearch.yml file

    # ======================== Elasticsearch Configuration =========================
    #
    # NOTE: Elasticsearch comes with reasonable defaults for most settings.
    #       Before you set out to tweak and tune the configuration, make sure you
    #       understand what are you trying to accomplish and the consequences.
    #
    # The primary way of configuring a node is via this file. This template lists
    # the most important settings you may want to configure for a production cluster.
    #
    # Please consult the documentation for further information on configuration options:
    # https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/index.html
    #
    # ---------------------------------- Cluster -----------------------------------
    #
    # Use a descriptive name for your cluster:
    #
    #cluster.name: log-testenv
    #
    # ------------------------------------ Node ------------------------------------
    #
    # Use a descriptive name for the node:
    #
    node.name: node-1
    #
    # Add custom attributes to the node:
    #
    #node.attr.rack: r1
    #node.master: false
    #node.data: false
    #
    # ----------------------------------- Paths ------------------------------------
    #
    # Path to directory where to store the data (separate multiple locations by comma):
    #
    path.data: /var/elasticsearch
    #
    # Path to log files:
    #
    path.logs: /var/log/elasticsearch
    #
    # ----------------------------------- Memory -----------------------------------
    #
    # Lock the memory on startup:
    #
    bootstrap.memory_lock: true
    #
    # Make sure that the heap size is set to about half the memory available
    # on the system and that the owner of the process is allowed to use this
    # limit.
    #
    # Elasticsearch performs poorly when the system is swapping the memory.
    #
    # ---------------------------------- Network -----------------------------------
    #
    # Set the bind address to a specific IP (IPv4 or IPv6):
    #
    #network.host: 192.168.0.2
    #
    # Set a custom port for HTTP:
    #
    #http.port: 9200
    #
    # For more information, consult the network module documentation.
    #
    # --------------------------------- Discovery ----------------------------------
    #
    # Pass an initial list of hosts to perform discovery when new node is started:
    # The default list of hosts is ["127.0.0.1", "[::1]"]
    #
    #discovery.zen.ping.unicast.hosts: ["host1", "host2"]
    #
    # Prevent the "split brain" by configuring the majority of nodes (total number of master-eligible nodes / 2 + 1):
    #
    #discovery.zen.minimum_master_nodes: 3
    #
    # For more information, consult the zen discovery module documentation.
    #
    # ---------------------------------- Gateway -----------------------------------
    #
    # Block initial recovery after a full cluster restart until N nodes are started:
    #
    #gateway.recover_after_nodes: 3
    #
    # For more information, consult the gateway module documentation.
    #
    # ---------------------------------- Various -----------------------------------
    #
    # Require explicit names when deleting indices:
    #
    #action.destructive_requires_name: true

(Christian Dahlqvist) #3

It looks like you have not enabled binding to the IP address of the VM, which means Elasticsearch may not be accessible from the host running Winlogbeat. Is there anything in the Winlogbeat logs that indicate it is not able to connect to Elasticsearch?


(ONeil) #4

The winlogbeat logs show that it's unable to connect to elasticsearch. I did a service elasticsearch status and got the following

‚óŹ elasticsearch.service - Elasticsearch
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/elasticsearch.service; disabled; vendor preset: disabled)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Sun 2017-05-14 19:46:26 HST; 11s ago
     Docs: http://www.elastic.co
  Process: 12213 ExecStart=/usr/share/elasticsearch/bin/elasticsearch -p ${PID_DIR}/elasticsearch.pid --quiet -Edefault.path.logs=${LOG_DIR} -Edefault.path.data=${DATA_DIR} -Edefault.path.conf=${CONF_DIR} (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
  Process: 12208 ExecStartPre=/usr/share/elasticsearch/bin/elasticsearch-systemd-pre-exec (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
 Main PID: 12213 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Here's my new elasticsearch.yml file

======================== Elasticsearch Configuration =========================

NOTE: Elasticsearch comes with reasonable defaults for most settings.

Before you set out to tweak and tune the configuration, make sure you

understand what are you trying to accomplish and the consequences.

The primary way of configuring a node is via this file. This template lists

the most important settings you may want to configure for a production cluster.

Please consult the documentation for further information on configuration options:

https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/index.html

---------------------------------- Cluster -----------------------------------

Use a descriptive name for your cluster:

cluster.name: log-testenv

------------------------------------ Node ------------------------------------

Use a descriptive name for the node:

node.name: node-1

Add custom attributes to the node:

#node.attr.rack: r1
#node.master: false
#node.data: false

----------------------------------- Paths ------------------------------------

Path to directory where to store the data (separate multiple locations by comma):

path.data: /var/elasticsearch

Path to log files:

path.logs: /var/log/elasticsearch

----------------------------------- Memory -----------------------------------

Lock the memory on startup:

bootstrap.memory_lock: true

Make sure that the heap size is set to about half the memory available

on the system and that the owner of the process is allowed to use this

limit.

Elasticsearch performs poorly when the system is swapping the memory.

---------------------------------- Network -----------------------------------

Set the bind address to a specific IP (IPv4 or IPv6):

network.host: 192.168.0.2

Set a custom port for HTTP:

http.port: 9200

For more information, consult the network module documentation.

--------------------------------- Discovery ----------------------------------

Pass an initial list of hosts to perform discovery when new node is started:

The default list of hosts is ["127.0.0.1", "[::1]"]

#discovery.zen.ping.unicast.hosts: ["host1", "host2"]

Prevent the "split brain" by configuring the majority of nodes (total number of master-eligible nodes / 2 + 1):

#discovery.zen.minimum_master_nodes: 3

For more information, consult the zen discovery module documentation.

---------------------------------- Gateway -----------------------------------

Block initial recovery after a full cluster restart until N nodes are started:

#gateway.recover_after_nodes: 3

For more information, consult the gateway module documentation.

---------------------------------- Various -----------------------------------

Require explicit names when deleting indices:

#action.destructive_requires_name: true


(ONeil) #5
# ======================== Elasticsearch Configuration =========================

NOTE: Elasticsearch comes with reasonable defaults for most settings.

Before you set out to tweak and tune the configuration, make sure you

understand what are you trying to accomplish and the consequences.

The primary way of configuring a node is via this file. This template lists

the most important settings you may want to configure for a production cluster.

Please consult the documentation for further information on configuration options:

https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/index.html

---------------------------------- Cluster -----------------------------------

Use a descriptive name for your cluster:

cluster.name: log-testenv

------------------------------------ Node ------------------------------------

Use a descriptive name for the node:

node.name: node-1

Add custom attributes to the node:

#node.attr.rack: r1
#node.master: false
#node.data: false

----------------------------------- Paths ------------------------------------

Path to directory where to store the data (separate multiple locations by comma):

path.data: /var/elasticsearch

Path to log files:

path.logs: /var/log/elasticsearch

----------------------------------- Memory -----------------------------------

Lock the memory on startup:

bootstrap.memory_lock: true

Make sure that the heap size is set to about half the memory available

on the system and that the owner of the process is allowed to use this

limit.

Elasticsearch performs poorly when the system is swapping the memory.

---------------------------------- Network -----------------------------------

Set the bind address to a specific IP (IPv4 or IPv6):

network.host: 192.168.0.2

Set a custom port for HTTP:

http.port: 9200

For more information, consult the network module documentation.

--------------------------------- Discovery ----------------------------------

Pass an initial list of hosts to perform discovery when new node is started:

The default list of hosts is ["127.0.0.1", "[::1]"]

#discovery.zen.ping.unicast.hosts: ["host1", "host2"]

Prevent the "split brain" by configuring the majority of nodes (total number of master-eligible nodes / 2 + 1):

#discovery.zen.minimum_master_nodes: 3

For more information, consult the zen discovery module documentation.

---------------------------------- Gateway -----------------------------------

Block initial recovery after a full cluster restart until N nodes are started:

#gateway.recover_after_nodes: 3

For more information, consult the gateway module documentation.

---------------------------------- Various -----------------------------------

Require explicit names when deleting indices:

#action.destructive_requires_name: true


(Christian Dahlqvist) #6

Please format it correctly as code so we can read it properly.


(ONeil) #7

sorry about that i tried to format my post last week but unfortunately can't edit posts after they've been posted...will post it again later tonight


(system) #8

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