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Version: 22.04

Elastic Events

Before starting​

  • You can send events from a central server, a remote server or a poller.
  • By default, this stream connector sends host_status and service_status events. The event format is shown there.
  • Aformentioned events are fired each time a host or a service is checked. Various parameters let you filter out events.


Tested with Elastic >= 7.10



Install Epel repository.

yum -y install epel-release

Install dependencies.

yum install luarocks make gcc lua-curl lua-devel lua-socket

Lua modules​

Install Centreon lua modules.

luarocks install centreon-stream-connectors-lib

Download Elastic events stream connector​

From the Centreon Central Server or the Poller where you want to configure the event forwarding, obtain the stream-connector with:

wget -O /usr/share/centreon-broker/lua/elastic-events-apiv2.lua
chmod 644 /usr/share/centreon-broker/lua/elastic-events-apiv2.lua

Elastic prerequisites and configuration​

Here are the steps to prepare your

  • An index to store events sent by Centreon. You can create a centreon_status index with the following command:
curl --user elastic:centreon-es-passwd -X PUT "<elastic_proto>://<elastic_ip>:<elastic_port>/centreon_status" -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
-d '{"mappings":{"properties":{"host":{"type":"keyword"},"service":{"type":"keyword"}, "output":{"type":"text"},"status":{"type":"keyword"},"state":{"type":"keyword"}, "type":{"type":"keyword"},"timestamp":{"type":"date","format":"epoch_second"}}}}'

⚠️ If you use a custom event format, you will have to modify the index creation accordingly.

  • A user / password with required privileges to POST data to the index.

Centreon Configuration​

Download Elastic events stream connector​

wget -O /usr/share/centreon-broker/lua/elastic-events-apiv2.lua
chmod 644 /usr/share/centreon-broker/lua/elastic-events-apiv2.lua


To configure your stream connector, you must head over the Configuration --> Poller --> Broker configuration menu. Select the central-broker-master configuration (or the appropriate broker configuration if it is a poller or a remote server that will send events) and click the Output tab when the broker form is displayed.

Add a new generic - stream connector output and set the following fields as follow:

NameElastic events
Filter categoryNeb

Add Elastic mandatory parameters​

Each stream connector has a set of mandatory parameters. To add them you must click on the +Add a new entry button located below the filter category input.

TypeNameValue explanationValue exemple
stringelastic_urlthe url of the Elastic stackhttps://elastic-fqdn:9200/
stringelastic_index_statusElastic target index namecentreon_status
stringelastic_usernameElastic usernamea_username
stringelastic_passwordElastic passworda password

Add Elastic optional parameters​

Some stream connectors have a set of optional parameters dedicated to the Software that they are associated with. To add them you must click on the +Add a new entry button located below the filter category input.

TypeNameValue explanationdefault value
stringlogfilethe file in which logs are written/var/log/centreon-broker/elastic-events-apiv2.log
numberlog_levellogging level from 1 (errors) to 3 (debug)1

Standard parameters​

All stream connectors can use a set of optional parameters that are made available through Centreon stream connectors lua modules.

All those parameters are documented here.

Some of them are overridden by this stream connector.

TypeNameDefault value for the stream connector

Event bulking​

This stream connector is compatible with event bulking. Meaning that it is able to send more that one event in each call to the Elastic REST API.

To use this feature you must add the following parameter in your stream connector configuration.

numbermax_buffer_sizemore than one

Event format​

This stream connector will send event with the following format.

service_status event​

"event_type": "host",
"status": "CRITICAL",
"state": "2",
"state_type": 1,
"host": "my_host",
"service": "a_service",
"output": "CRITICAL: Burnin and Lootin"

host_status event​

"event_type": "host",
"status": "DOWN",
"state": "1",
"state_type": 1,
"host": "my_host",
"output": "CRITICAL: No woman no cry",
"timestamp": 1637229207

Custom event format​

This stream connector allows you to change the format of the event to suit your needs. Only the event part of the json is customisable. It also allows you to handle events type that are not handled by default such as ba_status events.

In order to use this feature you need to configure a json event format file and add a new stream connector parameter.


The event format configuration file must be readable by the centreon-broker user

To learn more about custom event format and templating file, head over the following documentation.

Curl commands​

Here is the list of all the curl commands that are used by the stream connector.

Send events​

curl -u elastic:centreon-es-passwd --header 'content-type: application/json'  -X POST "<elastic_url>/_bulk" --data-binary '{"index":{"_index":"<elastic_index_status>"}}
{"host":"jamaica","status":"OK","state_type":1,"state":0,"timestamp":<a_recent_timestamp>,"event_type":"service","service":"kingston","output":"OK: Everything is gonna be alright"}

You must replace all the <xxxx> inside the above command with their appropriate value.