31 August 2017 Releases

Logstash 6.0.0-beta2 released

By Suyog Rao

We are excited to announce the release of beta2 for Logstash 6.0.0!

Note: This is a pre-release intended for testing and evaluation purposes only, so please don't run this version on production!

As always, your feedback is super important to us, so please download this release and provide us any feedback you have! Talking about feedback, we hope you are familiar with our Pioneer Program for pre-releases! You could win plenty of swag, and even a ticket to ElasticON 2018 when you provide feedback

Improvements to Pipeline Visualization

We introduced graph based visualization for Logstash pipelines in 6.0.0-beta1. Based on user feedback, we've made a number of usability improvements in this release:

We now inform users about the lack of explicit plugin ID in their pipeline configuration. Plugin IDs are semantic names users can add as a label to each of their plugin configuration. Having a unique, meaningful ID for each plugin section makes it easy to troubleshoot in the UI. Imagine a configuration which has multiple grok plugins or multiple ES outputs. The pipeline UI will show a specific grok is slow, but having a meaningful label makes it even more effective to zoom in on the right grok pattern.

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We now explicitly label the conditionals edges as “T” or “F” to indicate true and false branch in the data flow. Previously, we just used different colors — yellow and blue.

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Feedback

Please download Logstash 6.0.0-beta2, try it out, and let us know what you think on Twitter (@elastic) or in our forum. You can report any problems on the GitHub issues page.