ECS logging with Filebeatedit

Elastic Common Schema (ECS) loggers format your logs into ECS-compatible JSON, removing the need to manually parse logs.


  • (Optional) Elastic APM agent for your programming language (for log correlation)
  • The Elastic ECS logger for your language or framework
  • Filebeat configured to monitor and capture application logs


  • Popular logging frameworks supported
  • Simplicity: no manual parsing with Filebeat, and a configuration can be reused across applications
  • Decently human-readable JSON structure
  • APM log correlation
  • Resilient in case of outages


  • Not all frameworks are supported
  • Requires modification of the application and its log configuration
Get startededit

See the guide for your favorite logging framework: