Listens for messages sent by libbeat compatible clients (e.g. filebeats, metricbeats, etc) using Libbeat’s ‘output.logstash’, writing its JSON formatted payload to the content of a FlowFile.This processor replaces the now deprecated ListenLumberjack


listen, beats, tcp, logs


In the list below, the names of required properties appear in bold. Any other properties (not in bold) are considered optional. The table also indicates any default values, and whether a property supports the NiFi Expression Language.

Name Default Value Allowable Values Description
Local Network Interface The name of a local network interface to be used to restrict listening to a specific LAN.</br> Supports Expression Language: true
Port The port to listen on for communication.
Receive Buffer Size 65507 B The size of each buffer used to receive messages. Adjust this value appropriately based on the expected size of the incoming messages.
Max Size of Message Queue 10000 The maximum size of the internal queue used to buffer messages being transferred from the underlying channel to the processor. Setting this value higher allows more messages to be buffered in memory during surges of incoming messages, but increases the total memory used by the processor.
Max Size of Socket Buffer 1 MB The maximum size of the socket buffer that should be used. This is a suggestion to the Operating System to indicate how big the socket buffer should be. If this value is set too low, the buffer may fill up before the data can be read, and incoming data will be dropped.
Character Set UTF-8 Specifies the character set of the received data.
Max Batch Size 1 The maximum number of messages to add to a single FlowFile. If multiple messages are available, they will be concatenated along with the (Message Delimiter) up to this configured maximum number of messages
Batching Message Delimiter \n Specifies the delimiter to place between messages when multiple messages are bundled together (see **Max Batch Size** property).
Max Number of TCP Connections 2 The maximum number of concurrent TCP connections to accept.
The maximum number of concurrent TCP connections to accept. Controller Service API:
The Controller Service to use in order to obtain an SSL Context. If this property is set, messages will be received over a secure connection.


Name Description
success Messages received successfully will be sent out this relationship.

Reads Attributes:

None specified.

Writes Attributes:

Name Description
beats.sender The sending host of the messages.
beats.port The sending port the messages were received over.
beats.sequencenumber The sequence number of the message. Only included if **Batch Size** is 1.
mime.type The mime.type of the content which is application/json

State management:

This component does not store state.


This component is not restricted.

Input requirement:

This component does not allow an incoming relationship.

See Also: