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How to Install Logstash

Overview

Logstash

  • Logstash is a tool for managing events and logs.
  • You can use it to collect logs, parse them, and store them for later use (like, for searching).
  • If you store them in Elasticsearch, you can view and analyze them with Kibana.

Install Logstash on Debian/Ubuntu

Download and install the Public Signing Key

$ wget -qO - https://packages.elastic.co/GPG-KEY-elasticsearch | sudo apt-key add -

Setup Repository

$ echo "deb http://packages.elastic.co/logstash/2.1/debian stable main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/elk.list

Install Logstash

$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install logstash

Configure Logstash to automatically start during bootup

# Debian 8
$ sudo /bin/systemctl daemon-reload
$ sudo /bin/systemctl enable logstash.service

# Ubuntu
$ sudo update-rc.d logstash defaults 95 10

Install Logstash on CentOS

Download and install the Public Signing Key

$ rpm --import https://packages.elastic.co/GPG-KEY-elasticsearch

Setup Repository

$ sudo vim /etc/yum.repos.d/elk.repo
[logstash-2.1]
name=Logstash repository for 2.1.x packages
baseurl=http://packages.elastic.co/logstash/2.1/centos
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://packages.elastic.co/GPG-KEY-elasticsearch
enabled=1

Install Logstash

$ yum install logstash

Configure Logstash to automatically start during bootup

$ sudo /sbin/chkconfig logstash on




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