Elastic Log Counter Exporter for Prometheus
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ELCEP - Elastic Log Counter Exporter for Prometheus

What does it do?

It is a small go service which provides prometheus counter metrics based on custom lucene queries to an elastic search instance.

How do I use it?

Most convenient is running it as the docker image published here: https://hub.docker.com/r/maibornwolff/elcep/ eg:

docker run maibornwolff/elcep -url <address to elastic search instance (protocol://hostname:port)>

How do I configure it?

Configure the queries one per line in the queries.cfg in the following notation: <name>=<query>

Via command line arguments the following options can be overwritten:

  -elasticqueries string
    	The path to the queries.cfg (default "./conf/queries.cfg")
  -freq int
    	The interval in seconds in which to query elastic search (default 30)
  -url string
    	The elastic search endpoint (default "http://elasticsearch:9200")
  -path string
    	The path to listen on for HTTP requests (default "/metrics")
  -port int
    	The port to listen on for HTTP requests (default 8080)
  -time-key string
        The time key to use in elastic search queries (default "@timestamp")


Providing this line in queries.cfg:

all_application_exceptions=message:exception AND service_name:application_*

Will result in exposing the following metric:

# HELP logs_matched_all_application_exceptions_total Counts number of matched logs for all_application_exceptions
# TYPE logs_matched_all_application_exceptions_total counter
logs_matched_all_application_exceptions_total 0

Using that elastic search query:

GET /_search
  "query": {
    "bool": {
      "must": {
        "query_string": {
          "query": "message:exception AND service_name:application_*"
      "filter": {
        "range": {
          "@timestamp": {
            "gte": "<formatted service startup time>",
            "format": "yyyy-MM-dd hh:mm:ss"

Building custom Monitors as a plugin

see here