Alibaba Cloud Logstash allows you to query and view Logstash logs. The logs include cluster logs, slow logs, garbage collection (GC) logs, and debug logs. You can enter a keyword and specify a time range to search for specific log entries. You can query only the logs that are generated in a maximum of seven consecutive days. By default, the logs are displayed in descending order of time. This topic describes how to query the logs of a Logstash cluster.


In this example, a cluster log entry of Logstash is searched. The log entry meets the following conditions: content contains the running keyword, level is info, and host is 172.16.xx.xx.

  1. Log on to the Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch console.
  2. In the top navigation bar, select the region where your cluster resides.
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, click Logstash Clusters. On the page that appears, find the target cluster and click its ID in the Cluster ID/Name column.
  4. In the left-side navigation pane, click Logs.
    The Cluster Log tab appears.
  5. Enter the query string in the search bar.Log query example
    In this example, the query string is host:172.16.xx.xx AND level:info AND content:running.
    Notice AND in the query string must be uppercase.
  6. Specify a start time and an end time, and click Search.
    • If you do not specify an end time, the current system time is used as the end time.
    • If you do not specify a start time, the start time is one hour earlier than the end time.
    After the search is successful, Logstash returns the query result based on your query string. The returned result contains the following information: Time, Node IP, and Content. Logstash log query result
    • Time: the time when the log entry was generated.
    • Node IP: the IP address of the Logstash node.
    • Content: contains the level, host, time, and content fields.
      Field Description
      level The level of the log entry. Log levels include trace, debug, info, warn, and error. GC log entries do not contain the level field.
      host The IP address of the Logstash node. You can obtain the IP address on the Basic Information page of the Logstash cluster.
      time The time when the log entry was generated.
      content The content of the log entry.