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Instal and config logstash forwarder


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Version information

  • 0.0.1 (latest)
released Aug 11th 2015

Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'shidima-logstash_forwarder', '0.0.1'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add shidima-logstash_forwarder
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install shidima-logstash_forwarder --version 0.0.1

Direct download is not typically how you would use a Puppet module to manage your infrastructure, but you may want to download the module in order to inspect the code.



shidima/logstash_forwarder — version 0.0.1 Aug 11th 2015


Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Setup - The basics of getting started with logstash_forwarder
  3. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  4. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  5. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  6. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


Install and config logstash-forwarder. By default it will forward /var/log/syslog and /var/log/autlog. Other logfiles you can add via a array. Tested on Debian 7.8 and Debian 8


What logstash_forwarder affects

This module will add /etc/apt/sources.list.d/elasticsearch.list and install the logstash-forwarder package and its startup scripts and config file /etc/logstash-forwarder.conf aswell as its certificate in /etc/pki/tls/certs.

Setup Requirements

This module is dependent on puppetlabs-apt, as it will need it to add the repo.

Before you start you will have to generate a certificate for you logstash server to comunicate with the logstash-forwarder. Copy this crt file to files/logstash-forwarder.crt in the module dir. See for more info.

Beginning with logstash_forwarder

To start using just add the following to you pp file.

include logstash_forwarder


To change the workign of the module you can do the following

class { 'logstash_forwarder':
        logstash_server      => "",
        logstash_server_port => 5000,
        timeout              => 15,
        file_paths           => [
                { path => '/var/log/logfile1', type =>'logfiletype'},
                { path => '/var/log/logfile2', type => 'logfiletpe2'},


file_paths will add seperate entries for ever path, type pair. It will expand to

    "paths": [ "/var/log/logfile1" ],
    "fields": { "type": "logfiletype" }


Here, list the classes, types, providers, facts, etc contained in your module. This section should include all of the under-the-hood workings of your module so people know what the module is touching on their system but don't need to mess with things. (We are working on automating this section!)


This module will only work on Debian based linuxes, as it needs apt to install logstash-forwarder.


Feel free to for or add to this module

Release Notes/Contributors/Etc

11-aug-2015: First release, default install and config