ELK installation before installing forwarder
Following the ELK install on CentOS7, After installing ElasticSearch, Nginx, Logstash, Kibana, up to the point of installing Forwarder. Is ELK syslog function working now for standard syslog such like from port 514? or does it require Logstash forwarder on another box to receive syslog messages and then forward to the ELK box via SSL connection?
Almost sound to me that i need an actual syslog server and use Logstash forwarder to send to the Logstash server I've setup with the first 3 components.
Anywhere to point me to docs on configuring log retention and syslog shipping on old messages to CIF shares in text format to be deduped by Windows 2012 R2?