The products of Elastic are made to process and visualise data. Logs and metrics are shipped with Beats. Optionally Logstash can process the data by applying filters. The data is stored in. Elasticsearch and can be queried and visualised with the web interface Kibana.

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Beats are lightweight data shippers. You install a Beat on your server to collect certain data and send it either to Logstash or directly to ElasticsearchIcingabeat is a Beat that fetches data from the Icinga 2 API. It collects events generated during the monitoring process. An event can be a check result received from a plugin, a notification sent to a user, a downtime triggered through Icinga Web 2 or many other things.

Logstash Output Plugin

Logstash is a data processing pipeline. Logs and events are either actively collected or received from third party resources like Syslog or the Elastic Beats. The Icinga Output Plugin aims to build a bridge between your logging management and your monitoring. It can run various actions on your Icinga server by calling the Icinga API.