What does it mean to monitor Logstash?



Monitor Logstash it is a special data processing element that receives information from different servers at the same time, and then modifies it and delivers it to a special system. Logstash is also a tool for collecting, normalizing and filtering logs.

The configuration file format is as simple and straightforward as possible. It includes 3 parts: input, filter and output blocks, which can be unlimited. How many of them you need depends on your particular needs.

Block characteristics

The first, the input, acts as an entry point for the records. There, it is determined which channels will be used for the logs that will eventually end up in Logstash.

The next block, the filter, establishes basic manipulations with registers. Here you can split, remove unnecessary parameters, replace existing values, use the appropriate queries for IP addresses or host names.

The last block is the exit and its name speaks for itself. The settings for outgoing messages are listed there. As in the previous blocks, here it is allowed to specify an unlimited number of outgoing sub-blocks. All functions are simple and accessible.

Logstash objectives

Depending on how data is moved from source to repository, server pipeline filters perform detailed analysis of each current action, recognize named fields to build structures, and redo them in a common format. The purpose is to conduct effective and accurate analysis and add value to your business.

The main purpose of monitoring Logstash is to dynamically transform and prepare information, regardless of its format or complexity. You also need Logstash for.

  • Create structures from unstructured data using the grok function.
  • decipher geocoordinates of the unique numerical identifier of a device on a computer network operating on it TCP / IP protocol.
  • make personal data anonymous, remove fields that increase the risk of a breach of confidentiality.

Logstash guarantees the general processing ease of any data source. On the SHALB website, there is an opportunity to get acquainted with the principles of work according to this scheme in more detail. Contact staff for details.

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