Publish WSO2 Carbon logs to Logstash/Elasticsearh/Kibana (ELK) using Filebeat

Posted: June 19, 2016 in Uncategorized

You know that Logstash, Elasticsearch and Kibana triple, aka ELK is a well used log
analysis tool set. This howto guide explains how to publish logs of WSO2 Carbon
servers to ELK platform

# Setup ELK

You can download Logstash, Elasticsearch and Kibana binaries one by one and setup ELK. But I am a Docker fan
so I use a preconfigured Docker image. Most people use sebp/elk Docker image. This Docker images by default does not comes
with a Logstash receiver for receiving beats event. Thus I added below Logstash configuration to receive beats events and create my own
docker image udaraliyanage/elk. Either you can use my Docker image or add below Logstash configuration to default Docker images

input {
beats {
type => beats
port => 7000
output {
elasticsearch {
hosts => “localhost:9200”
stdout { codec => rubydebug }

Above configuration causes Logstash to listen on port 7000 (input section) and forward the logs to Elasticsearch which is running on port 9200
of Docker container.

Now start the docker container as
docekr run -d -p 7000:7000 -p 5601:5601 udaraliyanage/elklog4

port 6000 => Logstash
port 5601 => Kibana

  # Setup Carbon Server to publish logs to Logstash

* Download filebeat deb file from [2] and install
dpkg -i filebeat_1.2.3_amd64

* Create a filebeat configuration file /etc/carbon_beats.yml with following content.

Please make sure to provide the correct wso2carbon.log file location in paths section. You can provide multiple carbon logs as well
if you are running multiple Carbon servers in your machine.


– /opt/wso2as-5.3.0/repository/logs/wso2carbon.log
input_type: log
document_type: appserver_log
hosts: [“localhost:7000”]
pretty: true
rotateeverybytes: 10485760 # = 10MB

* Now  start Carbon Server ./bin/ start`

# View logs from Kibana by visiting http://localhost:5601



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