To send messages from AxoSyslog to Elasticsearch, complete the following steps.


  1. Download and install the Java Runtime Environment (JRE), 2.x (or newer). The AxoSyslogelasticsearch2 destination is tested and supported when using the Oracle implementation of Java. Other implementations are untested and unsupported, they may or may not work as expected.

  2. Download the Elasticsearch libraries (version 2.x or newer from the 2.x line) from

  3. Extract the Elasticsearch libraries into a temporary directory, then collect the various .jar files into a single directory (for example, /opt/elasticsearch/lib/) where AxoSyslog can access them. You must specify this directory in the AxoSyslog configuration file. The files are located in the lib directory and its subdirectories of the Elasticsearch release package.