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Munin plugin to show Logstash/Kibana messages per hour

12-04-2013 | Remy van Elst | Text only version of this article

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This is a simple munin plugin which shows you the amount of log messages your logstash/kibana server receives per hour. It should run on the Logstash host, it gets the data from out the Elasticsearch database.

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Munin plugin example

Setup instructions

You need CURL, so you might need to install that via your package manager.

Clone the git repository:

git clone git://

Place the plugin file in /usr/share/munin/plugins/, make it executable and create a symlink in /etc/munin/plugins/

cd munin-plugins
cp /usr/share/munin/plugins
chmod +x /usr/share/munin/plugins/
ln -s /usr/share/munin/plugins/ /etc/munin/plugins/logstash

Edit the plugin if your elasticsearch database URL is on another host:

# Edit the following line, and change localhost to what it should be
TOTAL_EVENTS=$(curl -s -k -XGET http://localhost:9200/logstash

Then wait until your munin server has updated, and enjoy.

Tags: elasticsearch  kibana  logging  logstash  monitoring  munin  plugin  rsyslog  software  syslog