kinesisedit

  • Version: 2.0.3
  • Released on: 2016-12-15
  • Changelog
Note

This plugin does not ship with Logstash by default, but it is easy to install by running bin/logstash-plugin install logstash-input-kinesis.

Receive events through an AWS Kinesis stream.

This input plugin uses the Java Kinesis Client Library underneath, so the documentation at https://github.com/awslabs/amazon-kinesis-client will be useful.

AWS credentials can be specified either through environment variables, or an IAM instance role. The library uses a DynamoDB table for worker coordination, so you’ll need to grant access to that as well as to the Kinesis stream. The DynamoDB table has the same name as the application_name configuration option, which defaults to "logstash".

The library can optionally also send worker statistics to CloudWatch.

 

Synopsisedit

This plugin supports the following configuration options:

Required configuration options:

kinesis {
    kinesis_stream_name => ...
}

Available configuration options:

Setting Input typeRequiredDefault value

add_field

hash

No

{}

application_name

string

No

"logstash"

checkpoint_interval_seconds

number

No

60

codec

codec

No

"plain"

enable_metric

boolean

No

true

id

string

No

kinesis_stream_name

string

Yes

metrics

string, one of [nil, "cloudwatch"]

No

nil

region

string

No

"us-east-1"

tags

array

No

type

string

No

Detailsedit

 

add_fieldedit

  • Value type is hash
  • Default value is {}

Add a field to an event

application_nameedit

  • Value type is string
  • Default value is "logstash"

The application name used for the dynamodb coordination table. Must be unique for this kinesis stream.

checkpoint_interval_secondsedit

  • Value type is number
  • Default value is 60

How many seconds between worker checkpoints to dynamodb.

codecedit

  • Value type is codec
  • Default value is "plain"

The codec used for input data. Input codecs are a convenient method for decoding your data before it enters the input, without needing a separate filter in your Logstash pipeline.

enable_metricedit

  • Value type is boolean
  • Default value is true

Disable or enable metric logging for this specific plugin instance by default we record all the metrics we can, but you can disable metrics collection for a specific plugin.

  • Value type is string
  • There is no default value for this setting.

Add a unique ID to the plugin instance, this ID is used for tracking information for a specific configuration of the plugin.

``` output { stdout { id ⇒ "ABC" } } ```

If you don’t explicitely set this variable Logstash will generate a unique name.

kinesis_stream_nameedit

  • This is a required setting.
  • Value type is string
  • There is no default value for this setting.

The kinesis stream name.

metricsedit

  • Value can be any of: ``, cloudwatch
  • Default value is nil

Worker metric tracking. By default this is disabled, set it to "cloudwatch" to enable the cloudwatch integration in the Kinesis Client Library.

regionedit

  • Value type is string
  • Default value is "us-east-1"

The AWS region for Kinesis, DynamoDB, and CloudWatch (if enabled)

tagsedit

  • Value type is array
  • There is no default value for this setting.

Add any number of arbitrary tags to your event.

This can help with processing later.

typeedit

  • Value type is string
  • There is no default value for this setting.

Add a type field to all events handled by this input.

Types are used mainly for filter activation.

The type is stored as part of the event itself, so you can also use the type to search for it in Kibana.

If you try to set a type on an event that already has one (for example when you send an event from a shipper to an indexer) then a new input will not override the existing type. A type set at the shipper stays with that event for its life even when sent to another Logstash server.