Create Logstash events by polling HTTP endpoints!
Ruby
Latest commit 0b4741a Jan 10, 2017 @andrewvc andrewvc Fix handling of empty response bodies.
These now emit an empty event with the poller metadata included

Fixes #67

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Logstash HTTP input plugin

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This plugin is based off logstash-input-rest by @maximede.

This Logstash input plugin allows you to call an HTTP API, decode the output of it into event(s), and send them on their merry way.

The idea behind this plugins came from a need to read springboot metrics endpoint, instead of configuring jmx to monitor my java application memory / gc/ etc.

It is fully free and fully open source. The license is Apache 2.0, meaning you are pretty much free to use it however you want in whatever way.

Config Example

For config examples see http_poller.rb in lib/logstash/inputs/ in this repo.

Documentation

Logstash provides infrastructure to automatically generate documentation for this plugin. We use the asciidoc format to write documentation so any comments in the source code will be first converted into asciidoc and then into html. All plugin documentation are placed under one central location.

Need Help?

Need help? Try #logstash on freenode IRC or the https://discuss.elastic.co/c/logstash discussion forum.

Developing

1. Plugin Developement and Testing

Code

  • To get started, you'll need JRuby with the Bundler gem installed.

  • Create a new plugin or clone and existing from the GitHub logstash-plugins organization. We also provide example plugins.

  • Install dependencies

bundle install

Test

  • Update your dependencies
bundle install
  • Run tests
bundle exec rspec

2. Running your unpublished Plugin in Logstash

2.1 Run in a local Logstash clone

  • Edit Logstash Gemfile and add the local plugin path, for example:
gem "logstash-filter-awesome", :path => "/your/local/logstash-filter-awesome"
  • Install plugin
# Logstash 2.3 and higher
bin/logstash-plugin install --no-verify

# Prior to Logstash 2.3
bin/plugin install --no-verify
  • Run Logstash with your plugin
bin/logstash -e 'filter {awesome {}}'

At this point any modifications to the plugin code will be applied to this local Logstash setup. After modifying the plugin, simply rerun Logstash.

2.2 Run in an installed Logstash

You can use the same 2.1 method to run your plugin in an installed Logstash by editing its Gemfile and pointing the :path to your local plugin development directory or you can build the gem and install it using:

  • Build your plugin gem
gem build logstash-filter-awesome.gemspec
  • Install the plugin from the Logstash home
# Logstash 2.3 and higher
bin/logstash-plugin install --no-verify

# Prior to Logstash 2.3
bin/plugin install --no-verify
  • Start Logstash and proceed to test the plugin

Contributing

All contributions are welcome: ideas, patches, documentation, bug reports, complaints, and even something you drew up on a napkin.

Programming is not a required skill. Whatever you've seen about open source and maintainers or community members saying "send patches or die" - you will not see that here.

It is more important to the community that you are able to contribute.

For more information about contributing, see the CONTRIBUTING file.