logstash module based on puppet-logstash from Pål-Kristian Hamre


Keywords
java, monitoring, redis, logstash
License
GPL-2.0
Install
puppet module install garethr-logstash --version 0.1.6

Documentation

A puppet module for managing logstash indexers and shippers

Build Status

Also available via on the Puppet Forge at garethr/logstash

Tested on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise but should work elsewhere.

Usage

Logstash indexer

To install the logstash indexer on a node, add the following to your node manifest:

node 'node01.example.org' {
  include 'logstash::indexer'
}

With parameters:

node 'node01.example.org' {
  class { 'logstash::indexer':
    workers => 4,
  }
}

We default the workers to 1 but if you have lots of filters and more than a single CPU then experimenting with this should help performance.

Until I find time to provide more ways of configuring logstash you can just override the configuration file like so:

  class { 'logstash::indexer':
    config  => 'puppet:///path/to/config/file.conf',
  }

The default indexer configuration is really for demo purposes, it uses the built-in elasticsearch server and automatically starts up the web application too. You can disable that behaviour with. If you have an elasticsearch server elsewhere you can use the web_backend parameter to specify the connection string.

  class { 'logstash::indexer':
    web_backend => false,
  }

Logstash shipper

To install the logstash shipper on a node, add the following to your node manifest:

node 'node01.example.org' {
  include 'logstash::shipper'
}

With parameters:

node 'node01.example.org' {
  class { 'logstash::shipper':
    workers => 4,
    config  => 'puppet:///path/to/config/file.conf',
  }

}

Configuration

I've added some defined types to manage configuration, so you can now do:

logstash::shipper::config { 'auth':
  content => 'input { file { type => "auth" path => [

"/var/log/auth.log" ] } }' }

Alternatively you can provide a source path:

logstash::shipper::config { 'auth':
  source  => 'puppet:///path/to/config/file.conf',
}

This works for the indexer too, using logstash::indexer::config.

Dependencies

This module currently has a hard coded configuration for demonstration purposes. It requires Redis which could be installed via this module. The configuration takes input from syslog and saves it to files in /var/log/logstash.

Credit

This module started out as a fork of puppet-logstash