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Elastic Stack 6 : Install Winlogbeat
2018/02/12
 
Install Winlogbeat that ships Windows ivent logs to Elasticsearch or Logstash.
This example is based on the environment like follows.
+----------------------+          |           +----------------------+
|  [  dlp.srv.world  ] |10.0.0.30 | 10.0.0.100| [  fd3s.srv.world  ] |
|    Elasticsearch     +----------+-----------+      Winlogbeat      |
|      (CentOS 7)      |                      |    (Windows 2016)    |
+----------------------+                      +----------------------+

[1]
Download Winlogbeat from the pfficial site below on a Windows Server.
⇒ https://www.elastic.co/jp/downloads/beats/winlogbeat
[2] After downloading, extract the file and rename and move to a folder you like.
On this example, locate [C:\Program Files\winlogbeat] like follows.
[3] Run Powershell and add Winlogbeat service like follows.
  PS > cd "C:\Program Files\winlogbeat"
  PS > ./install-service-winlogbeat.ps1
[4] Open the setting file and edit it. ⇒ [C:\Program Files\winlogbeat\winlogbeat.yml]
# line 20: set items
winlogbeat.event_logs:
  - name: Application
    ignore_older: 72h
  - name: Security
  - name: System

.....
.....

# line 65: if use Kibana, uncomment and specify output host
# if SSL is enabled on Kibana, hostname should be the same with the hostname in certs
setup.kibana:
.....
  host: https://dlp.srv.world:5601

.....
.....

# line 91: specify output host
# if output to Logstash, comment out Elasticsearch and uncomment logstash lines
output.elasticsearch:
  # Array of hosts to connect to.
  hosts: ["dlp.srv.world:9200"]

.....
.....

#output.logstash:
  # The Logstash hosts
  #hosts: ["localhost:5044"]


[5] After finishing configuration, Start Winlogbeat service.
[6] Make sure the data has been collected normally on Elasticsearch Server.
# index list

[root ~]#
curl localhost:9200/_cat/indices?v

health status index                       uuid     pri rep docs.count docs.deleted store.size pri.store.size
yellow open   filebeat-6.2.1-2018.02.14   uzqg8...   3   1      30107            0        4mb            4mb
yellow open   sshd_fail-2018.02           ghhQe...   5   1         71            0    282.4kb        282.4kb
yellow open   packetbeat-6.2.1-2018.02.14 -O8vG...   3   1      11613            0      4.9mb          4.9mb
green  open   .kibana                     sV0Ds...   1   0        412            0    496.3kb        496.3kb
yellow open   auditbeat-6.2.1-2018.02.14  aECFl...   3   1       1384            0    736.3kb        736.3kb
yellow open   winlogbeat-6.2.1-2018.02.14 7440J...   3   1        936            0        1mb            1mb
yellow open   test_index                  CIPjY...   5   1          1            0        6kb            6kb
yellow open   heartbeat-6.2.1-2018.02.14  29OqT...   1   1        428            0    264.9kb        264.9kb
yellow open   winlogbeat-6.2.1-2016.12.22 TU_OU...   3   1        128            0      196kb          196kb
yellow open   metricbeat-6.2.1-2018.02.14 OhrZT...   1   1      35453            0     12.7mb         12.7mb

# document list on the index

[root ~]#
curl localhost:9200/winlogbeat-6.2.1-2016.12.22/_search?pretty

{
  "took" : 98,
  "timed_out" : false,
  "_shards" : {
    "total" : 3,
    "successful" : 3,
    "skipped" : 0,
    "failed" : 0
  },
  "hits" : {
    "total" : 128,
    "max_score" : 1.0,
    "hits" : [
      {
        "_index" : "winlogbeat-6.2.1-2016.12.22",
        "_type" : "doc",

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[7] If Kibana is running, it's possible to import data to sample Dashboards.
  PS > cd "C:\Program Files\winlogbeat"
  PS > ./winlogbeat setup --dashboards
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