opensearch: Send messages to OpenSearch

Available in AxoSyslog version 4.4 and later.

The opensearch() destination can directly post log messages to OpenSearch using its HTTP endpoint.

HTTPS connection, as well as password- and certificate-based authentication is supported. The content of the events is sent in JSON format.

Declaration:

   d_opensearch {
        opensearch(
            index("<opensearch-index-to-store-messages>")
            url("https://your-opensearch-endpoint:9200/_bulk")
        );
    };

Example: Sending log data to OpenSearch

The following example defines an opensearch() destination, with only the required options.

   destination opensearch {
        opensearch(
            index("<name-of-the-index>")
            url("http://my-elastic-server:9200/_bulk")
        );
    };
    
    
    log {
        source(s_file);
        destination(d_opensearch_http);
        flags(flow-control);
    };

The following example uses mutually-authenticated HTTPS connection, templated index, and also sets some other options.

   destination opensearch_https {
        opensearch(
            url("https://node01.example.com:9200/_bulk")
            index("test-${YEAR}${MONTH}${DAY}")
            time-zone("UTC")
            workers(4)
            batch-lines(16)
            timeout(10)
            tls(
                ca-file("ca.pem")
                cert-file("syslog_ng.crt.pem")
                key-file("syslog_ng.key.pem")
                peer-verify(yes)
            )
        );
    };

This driver is actually a reusable configuration snippet configured to send log messages using the http() driver using a template. For details on using or writing such configuration snippets, see Reusing configuration blocks. You can find the source of this configuration snippet on GitHub.

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