Winlogbeat to Logstash



I am very new to ELK technology. I am trying to push windows Event logs to the Logstash server but i am unable to do it. I am using this documentation:

Logstash config: No filter nothing.

input {
  beats {
    port => 5044

# The filter part of this file is commented out to indicate that it is
# optional.
# filter {
# }

output {
  elasticsearch {
    hosts => ""
    manage_template => false
    index => "%{[@metadata][beat]}-%{+YYYY.MM.dd}"
    document_type => "%{[@metadata][type]}"

Winlogbeat winlogbeat.yml:

  - name: Microsoft-Windows-Kerberos/Operational

  # The Logstash hosts
  hosts: [""]

The logstash service running properly.

Now, on winlogbeat machine i have installed the winlogbeat service and it is running. How do i push the logs to logstash server? I know i am missing something but after spending 4+ hours i couldn't figure out. Please help

Winlogbeat version 5.6.2
logstash version 5.6.2

Thanks in advance!!

(Magnus B├Ąck) #2

Your configuration looks correct. If Winlogbeat is unable to send to Logstash it'll tell you about it in its log.


Winlogbeat logs Output:

2017-10-06T00:34:55+05:30 INFO Metrics logging every 30s
2017-10-06T00:34:55+05:30 INFO Home path: [C:\Program Files (x86)\winlogbeat] Config path: [C:\Program Files (x86)\winlogbeat] Data path: [C:\\ProgramData\\winlogbeat] Logs path: [C:\Program Files (x86)\winlogbeat\logs]
2017-10-06T00:34:55+05:30 INFO Setup Beat: winlogbeat; Version: 5.6.2
2017-10-06T00:34:55+05:30 INFO Max Retries set to: 3
2017-10-06T00:34:55+05:30 INFO Activated logstash as output plugin.
2017-10-06T00:34:55+05:30 INFO Publisher name: DESKTOP-UAIKJKO
2017-10-06T00:34:55+05:30 INFO Flush Interval set to: 1s
2017-10-06T00:34:55+05:30 INFO Max Bulk Size set to: 2048
2017-10-06T00:34:55+05:30 INFO State will be read from and persisted to C:\ProgramData\winlogbeat\.winlogbeat.yml
2017-10-06T00:34:55+05:30 INFO winlogbeat start running.
2017-10-06T00:35:25+05:30 INFO Non-zero metrics in the last 30s: uptime={"server_time":"2017-10-05T19:05:25.9456084Z","start_time":"2017-10-05T19:04:55.9132075Z","uptime":"30.0324009s","uptime_ms":"30032400"}
2017-10-06T00:35:55+05:30 INFO Non-zero metrics in the last 30s: uptime={"server_time":"2017-10-05T19:05:55.9449686Z","start_time":"2017-10-05T19:04:55.9132075Z","uptime":"1m0.0317611s","uptime_ms":"60031761"}

(system) #4

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