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README.md

filebeat Cookbook

Cookbook Build Status

This is a Chef cookbook to manage Filebeat.

For Production environment, always prefer the most recent release.

Most Recent Release

cookbook 'filebeat', '~> 2.2.0'

From Git

cookbook 'filebeat', github: 'vkhatri/chef-filebeat',  tag: 'v2.2.0'

Repository

https://github.com/vkhatri/chef-filebeat

Supported OS

  • Windows
  • Amazon Linux
  • CentOS
  • Fedora
  • Ubuntu
  • Debian
  • Mac OSX

Also works on Solaris zones given a physical Solaris 11.2 server. For that, use the .kitchen.zone.yml file. Check usage at (https://github.com/criticalmass/kitchen-zone). You will need an url to a filebeat package that works on Solaris 11.2. Checkout Building-Filebeat-On-Solaris11.md for instructions to build a filebeat package.

Supported Chef

  • Chef 12 (last tested on 12.21.4)

  • Chef 13 (last tested on 13.3.42)

Supported Filebeat

  • 5.x
  • 6.x

Cookbook Dependency

  • homebrew
  • elastic_repo
  • yum-plugin-versionlock
  • runit
  • windows

Recipes

  • lwrp_test - LWRP examples recipe

LWRP Resources

  • filebeat_config - filebeat configuration resource

  • filebeat_install - filebeat install resource

  • filebeat_install_preview - filebeat preview package install resource

  • filebeat_service - filebeat service resource

  • filebeat_runit_service - filebeat service resource using runit

  • filebeat_prospector - filebeat prospector resource

Limitations

The Mac OSX setup only allows for package installs and depends on brew, this means that version selection and preview build installs are not supported.

LWRP filebeat_install

LWRP filebeat_install installs filebeat, creates log/prospectors directories, and also enable filebeat service.

Below attributes are derived using helper methods and also used by other LWRP.

  • conf_dir
  • prospectors_dir
  • log_dir

LWRP example

filebeat_install 'default' do
  [options ..]
end

LWRP Options

  • action (optional) - default :create, options: :create, :delete
  • version (optional, String) - default 6.3.0, filebeat version
  • release (optional, String) - default 1, filebeat release version, used by rhel family package resource
  • setup_repo (optional, Boolean) - default true, set to false, to skip elastic repository setup using cookbook elastic_repo
  • ignore_package_version (optional, Boolean) - default false, set to true, to install latest available yum/apt filebeat package
  • service_name (optional, String) - default filebeat, filebeat service name, must be common across resources
  • disable_service (optional, Boolean) - default false, set to true, to disable filebeat service
  • notify_restart (optional, Boolean) - default true, set to false, to ignore filebeat service restart notify
  • delete_prospectors_dir (optional, Boolean) - default false, set to true, to purge prospectors directory by deleting and recrating prospectors directory
  • conf_dir (optional, String, NilClass) - default nil, filebeat configuration directory, this attribute is derived by helper method
  • prospectors_dir (optional, String, NilClass) - default nil, filebeat prospectors directory, this attribute is derived by helper method
  • log_dir (optional, String, NilClass) - default nil, filebeat log directory, this attribute is derived by helper method
  • windows_package_url (optional, String) - default auto, windows filebeat package url
  • windows_base_dir (optional, String) - default C:/opt/filebeat, filebeat windows base directory
  • apt_options (optional, Array) - default %w[stable main], filebeat package resource attribute for debian platform family
  • elastic_repo_options (optional, Hash) - default {}, resource elastic_repo options, filebeat_install attribute version overrides elasti_repo_options key version value. Check out elastic_repo cookbook for more details.

LWRP filebeat_service

LWRP filebeat_service configures filebeat service.

LWRP example

filebeat_service 'default' do
  [options ..]
end

LWRP Options

  • action (optional) - default :create, options: :create, :delete
  • filebeat_install_resource_name (optional, String) - default default, filebeat_install/filebeat_install_preview resource name, set this attribute if LWRP resource name is other than default
  • service_name (optional, String) - default filebeat, filebeat service name, must be common across resources
  • disable_service (optional, Boolean) - default false, set to true, to disable filebeat service
  • purge_prospectors_dir (optional, Boolean) - default false, set to true, to purge prospectors
  • service_ignore_failure (optional, Boolean) - default false, set to true, to ignore filebeat service failures
  • service_retries (optional, Integer) - default 2, filebeat service resource attribute
  • service_retry_delay (optional, Integer) - default 0, filebeat service resource attribute

LWRP filebeat_config

LWRP filebeat_config creates filebeat configuration yaml file /etc/filebeat/filebeat.yml.

Below filebeat configuration parameters gets overwritten by the LWRP.

  • filebeat.registry_file
  • filebeat.config_dir
  • logging.files

LWRP example

conf = {
  'filebeat.modules' => [],
  'prospectors' => [],
  'logging.level' => 'info',
  'logging.to_files' => true,
  'logging.files' => { 'name' => 'filebeat' },
  'output.elasticsearch' => { 'hosts' => ['127.0.0.1:9200'] }
}

filebeat_config 'default' do
  config conf
  action :create
end

Above LWRP Resource will create a file /etc/filebeat/filebeat.yml with content:

filebeat.modules: []
prospectors: []
logging.level: info
logging.to_files: true
logging.files:
  path: "/var/log/filebeat"
output.elasticsearch:
  hosts:
  - 127.0.0.1:9200
filebeat.registry_file: "/var/lib/filebeat/registry"
filebeat.config_dir: "/etc/filebeat/conf.d"

LWRP Options

  • action (optional) - default :create, options: :create, :delete
  • filebeat_install_resource_name (optional, String) - default default, filebeat_install/filebeat_install_preview resource name, set this attribute if LWRP resource name is other than default
  • config (Hash) - default {} filebeat configuration options
  • config_sensitive (optional, Boolean) - default false, filebeat configuration file chef resource attribute
  • service_name (optional, String) - default filebeat, filebeat service name, must be common across resources
  • conf_file (optional, String, NilClass) - default nil, filebeat configuration file, this attribute is derived by helper method
  • disable_service (optional, Boolean) - default false, set to true, to disable filebeat service
  • notify_restart (optional, Boolean) - default true, set to false, to ignore filebeat service restart notify
  • prefix (optional, String) - default lwrp-prospector-, filebeat prospecteor filename prefix, set to '' if no prefix is desired

LWRP filebeat_prospector

LWRP filebeat_prospector creates a filebeat prospector configuration yaml file under prospectors directory with file name lwrp-prospector-#{resource_name}.yml. lwrp-prospector- prefix can be changed with prefix property (see above).

LWRP example

conf = {
  'enabled' => true,
  'paths' => ['/var/log/messages'],
  'type' => 'log',
  'fields' => {'type' => 'messages_log'}
}

filebeat_prospector 'messages_log' do
  config conf
  action :create
  prefix 'my-custom-prefix-'
end

Above LWRP Resource will create a file /etc/filebeat/conf.d/my-custom-prefix-messages_log.yml with content:

filebeat:
  prospectors:
  - enabled: true
    paths:
    - "/var/log/messages"
    type: log
    fields:
      type: messages_log

LWRP Options

  • action (optional) - default :create, options: :create, :delete
  • filebeat_install_resource_name (optional, String) - default default, filebeat_install/filebeat_install_preview resource name, set this attribute if LWRP resource name is other than default
  • config (Hash) - default {} filebeat configuration options
  • config_sensitive (optional, Boolean) - default false, filebeat configuration file chef resource attribute
  • service_name (optional, String) - default filebeat, filebeat service name, must be common across resources
  • disable_service (optional, Boolean) - default false, set to true, to disable filebeat service
  • notify_restart (optional, Boolean) - default true, set to false, to ignore filebeat service restart notify

LWRP filebeat_runit_service

LWRP filebeat_runit_service configures filebeat service using runit.

LWRP example

filebeat_runit_service 'default' do
  [options ..]
end

LWRP Options

  • action (optional) - default :create, options: :create, :delete
  • filebeat_install_resource_name (optional, String) - default default, filebeat_install/filebeat_install_preview resource name, set this attribute if LWRP resource name is other than default
  • service_name (optional, String) - default filebeat, filebeat service name, must be common across resources
  • disable_service (optional, Boolean) - default false, set to true, to disable filebeat service
  • purge_prospectors_dir (optional, Boolean) - default false, set to true, to purge prospectors
  • runit_filebeat_cmd_options (optional, Boolean) - default '', set to true, runit filebeat service command line options
  • service_ignore_failure (optional, Boolean) - default false, set to true, to ignore filebeat service failures

How to Create Filebeat LWRP Resources via Node Attribute

Check out filebeat test cookbook filebeat_test.

TODO

  • Add other platforms support to install_preview resource

Contributing

  1. Fork the repository on Github
  2. Create a named feature branch (like add_component_x)
  3. Write your change
  4. Write tests for your change (if applicable)
  5. Run the tests (rake & rake knife), ensuring they all pass
  6. Write new resource/attribute description to README.md
  7. Write description about changes to PR
  8. Submit a Pull Request using Github

Copyright & License

Authors:: Virender Khatri and Contributors

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at

    http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

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