Setup

Guided configuration

You’ll need: Filebeat 7 or Filebeat 6, root access

  1. Configure your device

    Configure your network device to send logs to your Filebeat server, TCP port 9000. See your device’s documentation if you’re not sure how to do this.

  2. Download the Logz.io certificate to your Filebeat server

    For HTTPS shipping, download the Logz.io public certificate to your certificate authority folder.

    sudo wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/logzio/public-certificates/master/COMODORSADomainValidationSecureServerCA.crt -P /etc/pki/tls/certs/
    
  3. Add TCP traffic as an input

    In the Filebeat configuration file (/etc/filebeat/filebeat.yml), add TCP to the filebeat.inputs section.

    Replace <<SHIPPING-TOKEN>> with the token of the account you want to ship to.

    # Filebeat 7 configuration
    
    filebeat.inputs:
    - type: tcp
      max_message_size: 10MiB
      host: "0.0.0.0:9000"
    
      fields:
        logzio_codec: plain
    
        # Your Logz.io account token. You can find your token at
        #  https://app.logz.io/#/dashboard/settings/manage-accounts
        token: <<SHIPPING-TOKEN>>
        type: network-device
      fields_under_root: true
      encoding: utf-8
      ignore_older: 3h
    
    filebeat.registry.path: /var/lib/filebeat
    processors:
    - rename:
        fields:
        - from: "agent"
          to: "filebeat_agent"
        ignore_missing: true
    - rename:
        fields:
        - from: "log.file.path"
          to: "source"
        ignore_missing: true
    
    # Filebeat 6 configuration
    
    filebeat.inputs:
    - type: tcp
      max_message_size: 10MiB
      host: "0.0.0.0:9000"
    
      fields:
        logzio_codec: plain
    
        # Your Logz.io account token. You can find your token at
        #  https://app.logz.io/#/dashboard/settings/manage-accounts
        token: <<SHIPPING-TOKEN>>
        type: network-device
      fields_under_root: true
      encoding: utf-8
      ignore_older: 3h
    
    filebeat.registry_file: /var/lib/filebeat/registry
    
  4. Add Logz.io as an output

    If Logz.io is not an output, add it now.

    Replace <<LISTENER-HOST>> with your region’s listener host (for example, listener.logz.io). For more information on finding your account’s region, see Account region.

    output.logstash:
      hosts: ["<<LISTENER-HOST>>:5015"]
      ssl:
        certificate_authorities: ['/etc/pki/tls/certs/COMODORSADomainValidationSecureServerCA.crt']
    
  5. Start Filebeat

    Start or restart Filebeat for the changes to take effect.

  6. Check Logz.io for your logs

    Give your logs some time to get from your system to ours, and then open Kibana.

    If you still don’t see your logs, see log shipping troubleshooting.