How to install Logstash on macOS using Homebrew

This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install Logstash on macOS using Homebrew. Logstash is an open source data collection engine with real-time pipelining capabilities.

What is Logstash?

“Logstash is an open source data collection engine with real-time pipelining capabilities. Logstash can dynamically unify data from disparate sources and normalize the data into destinations of your choice. Cleanse and democratize all your data for diverse advanced downstream analytics and visualization use cases.” ~ Logstash Documentation

What is Homebrew?

Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple’s macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS.

Quick Commands

The following is the single command required to install Logstash on macOS using Homebrew.

$ brew install logstash 

Brew Commands

This section provide a quick set of commands on how to install Logstash on macOS using Homebrew. It is assumed that Homebrew is already installed. If not, please follow this link.

$ brew update                # Fetch latest version of homebrew and formula.
$ brew search logstash       # Searches for formula called logstash
$ brew info logstash         # Displays information about logstash
$ brew install logstash      # Install the logstash formulae.
$ brew cleanup               # Remove any older versions of any formula

Summary

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Logstash on macOS making use of Homebrew. Follow me on any of the different social media platforms and feel free to leave comments.

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