This gem is a logstash plugin required to be installed on top of the Logstash core pipeline using $LS_HOME/bin/plugin install gemname. This gem is not a stand-alone program

gem install logstash-input-log4j2-2.6.2 -v 5.2.7



Log4j2 plugin for logstash.

Supported Log4J2 versions:

Version: 2.1+

Get the plugin

Logstash 1.5+

Use the install method

$LS_HOME/bin/plugin install logstash-input-log4j2

Logstash 1.4

Download the latest release at: https://github.com/jurmous/logstash-log4j2/releases and unzip it.

If you download the source you also need rake to run rake vendor to download the correct log4j2 jars.

To run the plugin you need to start logstash with the plugin path ./bin/logstash --pluginpath PATH_TO_PLUGIN -f YOUR_CONF.conf

Setup log4j2

Set log4j2.xml in your project

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
        <Socket name="A1" host="localHost" port="7000">
            <SerializedLayout />
        <Root level="debug">
            <AppenderRef ref="A1"/>

Setup Logstash

input {
  log4j2 {
    port => 7000
    mode => "server"

output {
  stdout { codec => rubydebug }