by ft-interactive



Buildpack to grab Logstash.

To use:

  1. Ensure your logstash config is named logstash.conf and is in the root of your app. A sample config is provided.
  2. Add the buildpack:

$ heroku buildpacks:add 3. Set LOGSTASH_VERSION config variable:

$ heroku config:add LOGSTASH_VERSION="2.4.0"

The buildpack defaults to 5.1.2, which needs Java 8. Heroku defaults to Java 7; to get 8, use the jvm-common buildpack and put it at the front of your stack:

$ heroku buildpacks:add -i 1

  1. Add Logstash to your Procfile:

$ echo "logstash: logstash/bin/logstash -f logstash.conf" >> Procfile

N.b., if using Logstash 2.4.0 (the latest non-5.x release), you may need to add modify this to:

$ echo "logstash: logstash/bin/logstash --allow-env -f logstash.conf" >> Procfile

...To allow environment variables in config files. If using ElasticSearch, you'll need to ensure that the index is created before pushing data to it as well. 5. Commit and push:

$ git add Procfile

$ git commit -m "Adding Logstash"

$ git push heroku master 6. Scale up your Logstash dyno:

$ heroku ps:scale logstash=1

You should now be ingesting data via Logstash! Note that Logstash is kinda tempermental and you should really review your logs to ensure it's working.

Adding Logstash plugins:

** Note, this presently doesn't work because of some issue with how the Heroku slug compiler uses Ruby. If you need a custom plugin, I recommend installing it post-build by setting your Procfile as such: **

logstash: logstash/bin/logstash-plugin install logstash-output-slack; logstash/bin/logstash -f logstash.conf

This is optional. To set a list of Logstash plugins to install, supply an env var named LOGSTASH_PLUGINS with each item separated by semi-colon: