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 <ACCOUNT-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: <ACCOUNT-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 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: <ACCOUNT-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-URL> with your region’s listener URL. For more information on finding your account’s region, see Account region.

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

     sudo systemctl restart filebeat
    
  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.