ELK & Nagios Part1: How to get your Application Logs to Redis

 

The easiest way to collect¬†your Application logs (WebSphere, TDI, DB2…) from your servers and send them to Logstash for processing is to use Filebeat as shipper.

Filebeat gives you the possibilty to output your logs directly to Logstash but I prefer to send them first to a message broker. Reason for this is that the message broker can store¬†all messages even if logstash isn’t available and therefore acts as a perfect buffer. Read more