Riemann output pluginedit

  • Plugin version: v3.0.2
  • Released on: 2017-08-16
  • Changelog

Installationedit

For plugins not bundled by default, it is easy to install by running bin/logstash-plugin install logstash-output-riemann. See Working with plugins for more details.

Getting Helpedit

For questions about the plugin, open a topic in the Discuss forums. For bugs or feature requests, open an issue in Github. For the list of Elastic supported plugins, please consult the Elastic Support Matrix.

Descriptionedit

Riemann is a network event stream processing system.

While Riemann is very similar conceptually to Logstash, it has much more in terms of being a monitoring system replacement.

Riemann is used in Logstash much like statsd or other metric-related outputs

You can learn about Riemann here:

Riemann Output Configuration Optionsedit

This plugin supports the following configuration options plus the Common Options described later.

Setting Input typeRequired

debug

boolean

No

host

string

No

map_fields

boolean

No

port

number

No

protocol

string, one of ["tcp", "udp"]

No

riemann_event

hash

No

sender

string

No

Also see Common Options for a list of options supported by all output plugins.

 

debugedit

  • Value type is boolean
  • Default value is false

Enable debugging output?

hostedit

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

The address of the Riemann server.

map_fieldsedit

  • Value type is boolean
  • Default value is false

If set to true automatically map all logstash defined fields to riemann event fields. All nested logstash fields will be mapped to riemann fields containing all parent keys separated by dots and the deepest value.

As an example, the logstash event:

   {
     "@timestamp":"2013-12-10T14:36:26.151+0000",
     "@version": 1,
     "message":"log message",
     "host": "host.domain.com",
     "nested_field": {
                       "key": "value"
                     }
   }
Is mapped to this riemann event:
{
  :time 1386686186,
  :host host.domain.com,
  :message log message,
  :nested_field.key value
}

It can be used in conjunction with or independent of the riemann_event option. When used with the riemann_event any duplicate keys receive their value from riemann_event instead of the logstash event itself.

portedit

  • Value type is number
  • Default value is 5555

The port to connect to on your Riemann server.

protocoledit

  • Value can be any of: tcp, udp
  • Default value is "tcp"

The protocol to use UDP is non-blocking TCP is blocking

Logstash’s default output behaviour is to never lose events As such, we use tcp as default here

riemann_eventedit

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

A Hash to set Riemann event fields (http://riemann.io/concepts.html).

The following event fields are supported: description, state, metric, ttl, service

Tags found on the Logstash event will automatically be added to the Riemann event.

Any other field set here will be passed to Riemann as an event attribute.

Example:

riemann {
    riemann_event => {
        "metric"  => "%{metric}"
        "service" => "%{service}"
    }
}

metric and ttl values will be coerced to a floating point value. Values which cannot be coerced will zero (0.0).

description, by default, will be set to the event message but can be overridden here.

senderedit

  • Value type is string
  • Default value is "%{host}"

The name of the sender. This sets the host value in the Riemann event

Common Optionsedit

The following configuration options are supported by all output plugins:

Setting Input typeRequired

codec

codec

No

enable_metric

boolean

No

id

string

No

workers

number

No

codecedit

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

The codec used for output data. Output codecs are a convenient method for encoding your data before it leaves the output, 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 configuration. If no ID is specified, Logstash will generate one. It is strongly recommended to set this ID in your configuration. This is particularly useful when you have two or more plugins of the same type, for example, if you have 2 grok filters. Adding a named ID in this case will help in monitoring Logstash when using the monitoring APIs.

output {
 stdout {
   id => "my_plugin_id"
 }
}

workersedit

  • Value type is string
  • Default value is 1