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Raghwendra Sonu
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Import Tomcat Logs into Elasticsearch with Logstash file plugin

In this article we are going to explore Input plugin for Logstash. In order to fetch Tomcat logs we need to write a config file for Logstash.

input {
file {
path => "C:\Automation\Softwares\apache-tomcat-9.0.26\logs*.log"
type => "apache"
# start_position => "beginning"
#schedule you logstash to get new logs
start_position => "end"
stat_interval => "30 second"
output {
elasticsearch {
hosts => ["localhost:9200"]
index => "ApacheTomcatLogs"

In filebeat.inputs: update,
paths: "C:\MyLogs*" and enabled: true

Now before running Logstash, ensure that both Kibana and Elasticsearch is up and running. Use this command to run Logstash.
logstash -f C:\Automation\ELK\ImportApacheLogsToLogstash.conf

Now, since we are also fetching this message to Elastcsearch. So, goto Management tab and then Index Pattern. We have to create a new index pattern. Creating Index Pattern meaning, mapping Kibana UI with Elasticsearch Index. To view data, goto Discover page, You can see your index will be coming over there.

That’s It
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