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Logstash is a powerful command-line tool used for centralized log management, processing, and transformation of different types of data. Developed by Elastic, it is part of the popular ELK stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana) used for log analytics.

  1. Logstash is written in Ruby and provides a scalable pipeline for collecting, enriching, and indexing data from various sources.
  2. It supports a wide range of inputs, including files, network sockets, message queues, and databases, making it highly flexible for data ingestion.
  3. Logstash filters enable the modification and parsing of data, allowing users to extract relevant information or add metadata before indexing.
  4. It offers numerous filter plugins for transforming specific data formats such as JSON, CSV, or XML.
  5. Logstash also provides output plugins for sending processed logs to various destinations, including Elasticsearch, Amazon S3, Apache Kafka, or any custom endpoint.
  6. It supports conditionals and branching within the configuration, giving users control over data routing based on specific conditions or filters.
  7. Logstash includes built-in support for handling structured logs, making it ideal for applications that generate logs in a structured format.
  8. With its real-time processing capabilities, Logstash can handle high volumes of data streams, making it suitable for large-scale deployments.
  9. It offers reliable event delivery and fault tolerance by allowing data persistence and buffering during processing, ensuring no data loss.
  10. Logstash can be easily integrated with other tools like Elasticsearch and Kibana, forming a complete log analytics solution for searching, analyzing, and visualizing the processed log data.

List of commands for logstash:

  • logstash:tldr:43e52 logstash: Run Logstash using configuration.
    $ sudo logstash --config ${logstash_config-conf}
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  • logstash:tldr:75c6c logstash: Run Logstash with the most basic inline configuration string.
    $ sudo logstash -e 'input {} filter {} output {}'
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  • logstash:tldr:c9b1d logstash: Check validity of a Logstash configuration.
    $ logstash --configtest --config ${logstash_config-conf}
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