Learn how to transform incoming data in an Elasticsearch Ingest Pipeline.

cbElasticsearch comes pre-packaged with a logging appenders which can be configured in your Coldbox application to capture log messages and store them for later search and retrieval.

The LogstashAppender uses a time-series data stream to cycle log data through a configured lifecycle policy. By default data is retained for 365 days. If you wish to provide a different configuration or retention period, you can do so by specifying a custom lifeCyclePolicy setting to the appender. More on Index LifeCycles here.

Appenders may be configured in your Coldbox configuration. Alternately, you can install the logstash module , which will auto-register appenders for you. Note that the Logstash module already installs with cbElasticsearch and will register it so you only need one module or the other.

logBox = {
    // Define Appenders
    appenders = {
        console = {
        logstash = {
            // The log level to use for this appender - in this case only errors and above are logged to Elasticsearch
            levelMax = "ERROR",
            // Appender configuration
            properties = {      
                // The pattern used for the data stream configuration.  All new indices with this pattern will be created as data streams        
                "dataStreamPattern" : "logs-coldbox-*",
                // The data stream name to use for this appenders logs
                "dataStream" : "logs-coldbox-logstash-appender",
                // The ILM policy name to create for transitioning/deleting data
                "ILMPolicyName"   : "cbelasticsearch-logs",
                // The name of the component template to use for the index mappings
                "componentTemplateName" : "cbelasticsearch-logs-mappings",
                // The name of the index template whic the data stream will use
                "indexTemplateName" : "cbelasticsearch-logs",
                // Retention of logs in number of days
                "retentionDays"   : 365,
                // an optional lifecycle full policy https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/current/ilm-put-lifecycle.html
                "lifecyclePolicy" : javacast( "null", 0 ),
                // The name of the application which will be transmitted with the log data and used for grouping
                "applicationName" : "My Application name",
                // A release version to use for your logs
                "releaseVersion"  : "1.0.0",
                // The number of shards for the backing data stream indices
                "indexShards"     : 1,
                // The number of replicas for the backing indices
                "indexReplicas"   : 0,
                // The max shard size at which the hot phase will rollover data
                "rolloverSize"    : "10gb",
                // Whether to migrate any indices used in v2 of this module over to data streams - only used if an `index` key ( v2 config ) is provided to the properties
                "migrateIndices"  : false,
                // Whether to allow log events to fail quietly.  When turned on, any errors received when saving log entries will not throw but will be logged out to other appenders
                "throwOnError"    : true

    // Root Logger - appends into messages to all appenders - except those with a specified `levelMax` like above
    root = { levelmax="INFO", appenders="*" }

For more information on configuring log appenders for your application, see the Coldbox documentation

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