Cribl

Stream logs from Cribl into Elastic.

Version
0.4.0 (View all)
Compatible Kibana version(s)
8.13.0 or higher
Supported Serverless project types

Security
Observability
Subscription level
Basic
Level of support
Elastic

The Cribl integration offers users a way to ingest logs from either of Cribl's Elastic outputs into Elastic's Fleet integration data streams. This enables Cribl users to leverage the power of the Elastic Common Schema to unlock predefined dashboards, alerts and more.

Instructions

  1. Install the relevant integration assets in Kibana

    In order to make the most of your data, install Fleet integration assets to load index templates, ingest pipelines, and dashboards into Kibana. In Kibana, navigate to Management > Integrations in the sidebar.

    Find the relevant integration(s) by searching or browsing the catalog. For example, the Cisco ASA integration.

    Navigate to the Settings tab and click Install Cisco ASA assets. Confirm by clicking Install Cisco ASA in the popup.

  2. Configuring the Cribl integration

    1. Add informational field to Cribl Source

      Configure the Cribl Source to specify the source of the data in the _dataId field.

      See Cribl Data Onboarding for more information on configuring sources.

    2. Configure the Cribl integration in Kibana

      Note: The Cribl integration does not require Elastic Agent, but a policy must be configured when setting up the Cribl integration.

  3. Configure an Elastic destination in Cribl

    Cribl offers two options for sending data to Elastic, the Elastic Cloud output for cloud environments, and the Elasticsearch output for self-managed. Consult Cribl Elastic Cloud documentation or Cribl Elasticsearch documentation for more details on how to configure.

    Destination settings

    1. Set Cloud Id for the Cloud destination or Bulk API URLs for the Elasticsearch destination to point to your Elastic cluster.

    2. Set Index or Data Stream to logs-cribl-default.

    3. API key should be a Base64 encoded Elastic API key, which you can create in Kibana by following the instructions under Management > Stack Management > Security > API Keys. If you are using an API key with “Restrict privileges”, be sure to review the Indices privileges to provide at least "auto_configure" and "write" permissions for the logs-* index, which you will be using for these Fleet integration data streams.

Changelog

VersionDetailsKibana version(s)

0.4.0

Enhancement View pull request
ECS version updated to 8.11.0. Removed import_mappings. Modified the field definitions to remove ECS fields made redundant by the ecs@mappings component template.

0.3.0

Enhancement View pull request
Update manifest format version to v3.0.3.

0.2.0

Enhancement View pull request
Adds the second phase of the Cribl package

0.1.2

Enhancement View pull request
Changed owners

0.1.1

Enhancement View pull request
Update documentation

0.1.0

Enhancement View pull request
Adds the first phase of the Cribl package

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