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Installing the Talend logging modules

You need to manually install Talend LogServer which includes Kibana and Filebeat to collect logs.


  1. Copy and extract the archive file in the directory of your choice.
    The directory name must not contain spaces or non-ASCII characters.
  2. To start Talend LogServer launch the start_logserver.bat executable file.
    You cannot run Elasticsearch as the root user. Elasticsearch is part of the Talend LogServer, therefore you cannot run the executable file as root user.
  3. Configure the values for LOG_PATH and APP_NAME for Filebeat:
    • Open the filebeat.yml file located in the Filebeat directory and set the LOG_PATH and APP_NAME values as follows:
          - ${LOG_PATH:C:\Talend\8.0.1\tac\apache-tomcat\logs\*}
          app_id: ${APP_NAME:TAC}
    • Or, set the LOG_PATH and APP_NAME environment variables:
      SET LOG_PATH=c:\Talend\8.0.1\tac\apache-tomcat\logs\*
  4. Start Filebeat:
    filebeat -e -c filebeat.yml


You can access Talend LogServer with the following URL: http://localhost:5601/app/kibana#/dashboard/Default-Dashboard.

Troubleshooting: When you start the Talend LogServer, if you do not see logstash-*, talendesb-*, and talendaudit-* indices, complete the following steps:
  1. Delete the .kibana index.
    curl -XDELETE 'http://localhost:9200/.kibana'

    For Windows users, use the curl found in utils\curl-7.50.3-windows-x86.exe

  2. Stop the Talend LogServer.
  3. Start the Talend LogServer.

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