I want to have a centralized logging server.
I have created two Ubuntu 12.04 LTS servers based on this iso.
After successfully and strictly following this tutorial steps, I have:
- One Logging Server with Logstash + ElasticSearch + Kibana.
- And one Application Server with a Logstash-Forwarder, Tomcat 6 and another app, which logs are being registered in the catalina.out file.
My question is:
- What 'for-dummies' steps should I follow now in order to send catalina.out logs from the App Server to the Logging Server in such a way that those logs are properly structured and query-able in ElasticSearch + Kibana?
Mind that catalina.out has not just one uniform format, and that multi-line Java exceptions are going to be registered as well.
I have read some tutorials regarding this, but I feel they weren't sufficiently well-explained for a dummy like me: Lacking examples of full paths to files, appropriate file names, required ubuntu commands, and so on.
Thanks in advance!