Streaming Spring Boot Logs To Kafka and ELK Stack

In this tutorial, we will be setting up apache Kafka, logstash and elasticsearch to stream log4j logs directly to Kafka from a web application and visualise the logs in Kibana dashboard.Here, the application logs that is streamed to kafka will be consumed by logstash and pushed to elasticsearch. In short, we will be setting up ELK stack to work with Kafka. In my last article, we created a spring boot application and streamed the logs to Kafka. Here, I assume that we already have required setup to push application logs to Kafka.And now, we will configure our logstash to consume messages from Kafka and push to elasticsearch and then visualize in Kibana dashboard. Continue Reading...

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