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Using Logstash + Statsd + graphite – Part1 (Logstash)

This blog helps to set up a simple logstash+statsd+graphite setup, which we’ve currently deployed in our company.  Thanks to @jordansissel for building such a simple and powerful tool “Logstash”. We just need the logstash jar file and  a simple config to run it.

Setting up LOGSTASH

First,Download the latest logstash jar file from the logstash.net

Next we need to create a config file, ex:- logstash.conf, which should contains two mandatory parts “input” and “output“, and an optional “filter” part, where we can mention filter rules.

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Starting logstash is very easy, just execute the below command.

“java -jar logstash-1.1.1-monolithic.jar agent -f logstash.conf — web –backend elasticsearch:///?local”

Elastic search UI can be accessed by “htttp://ip-address:9292”

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