Unable to connect to Graylog Web Interface


(Zac Mann) #1

Hey guys, looking for some help in installing Graylog for the first time. My issue is that I am unable to connect to the Graylog web interface. My architecture is set up with two separate servers. Server A (10.0.38.51) is running both Graylog and Mongodb. Server B (10.0.38.52) is running Elasticsearch. I am running Graylog version 2.4.6 and Elasticsearch version 5.6.12. Both of these servers are Centos 7.

My issue is that when I attempt to visit http://10.0.38.51:9000, the web interface is a blank white page. On my browser (Chrome), the tab description displays “Graylog Web Interface” so I believe I am very close but just missing something. I have confirmed that Graylog, Mongodb, and Elasticsearch are active and running.

Here are the logs for my Graylog server:

**2018-11-01T10:21:03.243-04:00 WARN  [V20161130141500_DefaultStreamRecalcIndexRanges] Interrupted or timed out waiting for Elasticsearch cluster, checking again.**
**2018-11-01T10:21:28.805-04:00 ERROR [Cluster] Couldn't read cluster health for indices [graylog_*] (Could not connect to http://127.0.0.1:9200)**
**2018-11-01T10:21:28.805-04:00 INFO  [IndexerClusterCheckerThread] Indexer not fully initialized yet. Skipping periodic cluster check.**
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Reading these logs, I believe the issue is that Graylog should be trying to connect to Elasticsearch on 10.0.38.52:9200 (Server B) and not 127.0.0.1:9200, is this correct? I attempted to change the configuration on both Graylog server.conf and elasticsearch.yml but it appears I may have not made the proper corrections to the files.

Graylog server.conf

############################
# GRAYLOG CONFIGURATION FILE
############################
#
# This is the Graylog configuration file. The file has to use ISO 8859-1/Latin-1 character encoding.
# Characters that cannot be directly represented in this encoding can be written using Unicode escapes
# as defined in https://docs.oracle.com/javase/specs/jls/se8/html/jls-3.html#jls-3.3, using the \u prefix.
# For example, \u002c.
#
# * Entries are generally expected to be a single line of the form, one of the following:
#
# propertyName=propertyValue
# propertyName:propertyValue
#
# * White space that appears between the property name and property value is ignored,
#   so the following are equivalent:
#
# name=Stephen
# name = Stephen
#
# * White space at the beginning of the line is also ignored.
#
# * Lines that start with the comment characters ! or # are ignored. Blank lines are also ignored.
#
# * The property value is generally terminated by the end of the line. White space following the
#   property value is not ignored, and is treated as part of the property value.
#
# * A property value can span several lines if each line is terminated by a backslash (‘\’) character.
#   For example:
#
# targetCities=\
#         Detroit,\
#         Chicago,\
#         Los Angeles
#
#   This is equivalent to targetCities=Detroit,Chicago,Los Angeles (white space at the beginning of lines is ignored).
#
# * The characters newline, carriage return, and tab can be inserted with characters \n, \r, and \t, respectively.
#
# * The backslash character must be escaped as a double backslash. For example:
#
# path=c:\\docs\\doc1
#

# If you are running more than one instances of Graylog server you have to select one of these
# instances as master. The master will perform some periodical tasks that non-masters won't perform.
is_master = true

# The auto-generated node ID will be stored in this file and read after restarts. It is a good idea
# to use an absolute file path here if you are starting Graylog server from init scripts or similar.
node_id_file = /etc/graylog/server/node-id

# You MUST set a secret to secure/pepper the stored user passwords here. Use at least 64 characters.
# Generate one by using for example: pwgen -N 1 -s 96
password_secret = bQvTiJWqQtnwBeOaUH1G43C0Lcpu9ZUmit63Q96AWGXRPjZhTU3O7pb5FAjFiRV6NXHbaTYkN8uYy1veZBGds7mPfnExyhqf

# The default root user is named 'admin'
#root_username = admin

# You MUST specify a hash password for the root user (which you only need to initially set up the
# system and in case you lose connectivity to your authentication backend)
# This password cannot be changed using the API or via the web interface. If you need to change it,
# modify it in this file.
# Create one by using for example: echo -n yourpassword | shasum -a 256
# and put the resulting hash value into the following line
root_password_sha2 = e7cf3ef4f17c3999a94f2c6f612e8a888e5b1026878e4e19398b23bd38ec221a


# The email address of the root user.
# Default is empty
root_email = "zmann@sectv.com"

# The time zone setting of the root user. See http://www.joda.org/joda-time/timezones.html for a list of valid time zones.
# Default is UTC
root_timezone = EST

# Set plugin directory here (relative or absolute)
plugin_dir = /usr/share/graylog-server/plugin

# REST API listen URI. Must be reachable by other Graylog server nodes if you run a cluster.
# When using Graylog Collectors, this URI will be used to receive heartbeat messages and must be accessible for all collectors


rest_listen_uri = http://10.0.38.51:9000/api/

# REST API transport address. Defaults to the value of rest_listen_uri. Exception: If rest_listen_uri
# is set to a wildcard IP address (0.0.0.0) the first non-loopback IPv4 system address is used.
# If set, this will be promoted in the cluster discovery APIs, so other nodes may try to connect on
# this address and it is used to generate URLs addressing entities in the REST API. (see rest_listen_uri)
# You will need to define this, if your Graylog server is running behind a HTTP proxy that is rewriting
# the scheme, host name or URI.
# This must not contain a wildcard address (0.0.0.0).
#rest_transport_uri = http://192.168.1.1:9000/api/

# Enable CORS headers for REST API. This is necessary for JS-clients accessing the server directly.
# If these are disabled, modern browsers will not be able to retrieve resources from the server.
# This is enabled by default. Uncomment the next line to disable it.
#rest_enable_cors = false

# Enable GZIP support for REST API. This compresses API responses and therefore helps to reduce
# overall round trip times. This is enabled by default. Uncomment the next line to disable it.
#rest_enable_gzip = false

# Enable HTTPS support for the REST API. This secures the communication with the REST API with
# TLS to prevent request forgery and eavesdropping. This is disabled by default. Uncomment the
# next line to enable it.
#rest_enable_tls = true

# The X.509 certificate chain file in PEM format to use for securing the REST API.
#rest_tls_cert_file = /path/to/graylog.crt

# The PKCS#8 private key file in PEM format to use for securing the REST API.
#rest_tls_key_file = /path/to/graylog.key

# The password to unlock the private key used for securing the REST API.
#rest_tls_key_password = secret

# The maximum size of the HTTP request headers in bytes.
#rest_max_header_size = 8192

# The size of the thread pool used exclusively for serving the REST API.
#rest_thread_pool_size = 16

# Comma separated list of trusted proxies that are allowed to set the client address with X-Forwarded-For
# header. May be subnets, or hosts.
#trusted_proxies = 127.0.0.1/32, 0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1/128

# Enable the embedded Graylog web interface.
# Default: true
#web_enable = false

# Web interface listen URI.
# Configuring a path for the URI here effectively prefixes all URIs in the web interface. This is a replacement
# for the application.context configuration parameter in pre-2.0 versions of the Graylog web interface.
web_listen_uri = http://10.0.38.51:9000/

# Web interface endpoint URI. This setting can be overriden on a per-request basis with the X-Graylog-Server-URL header.
# Default: $rest_transport_uri
#web_endpoint_uri =

# Enable CORS headers for the web interface. This is necessary for JS-clients accessing the server directly.
# If these are disabled, modern browsers will not be able to retrieve resources from the server.
#web_enable_cors = false

# Enable/disable GZIP support for the web interface. This compresses HTTP responses and therefore helps to reduce
# overall round trip times. This is enabled by default. Uncomment the next line to disable it.
#web_enable_gzip = false

# Enable HTTPS support for the web interface. This secures the communication of the web browser with the web interface
# using TLS to prevent request forgery and eavesdropping.
# This is disabled by default. Uncomment the next line to enable it and see the other related configuration settings.
#web_enable_tls = true

# The X.509 certificate chain file in PEM format to use for securing the web interface.
#web_tls_cert_file = /path/to/graylog-web.crt

# The PKCS#8 private key file in PEM format to use for securing the web interface.
#web_tls_key_file = /path/to/graylog-web.key

# The password to unlock the private key used for securing the web interface.
#web_tls_key_password = secret
# The maximum size of the HTTP request headers in bytes.
#web_max_header_size = 8192

# The size of the thread pool used exclusively for serving the web interface.
#web_thread_pool_size = 16

# List of Elasticsearch hosts Graylog should connect to.
# Need to be specified as a comma-separated list of valid URIs for the http ports of your elasticsearch nodes.
# If one or more of your elasticsearch hosts require authentication, include the credentials in each node URI that
# requires authentication.
#
# Default: http://127.0.0.1:9200
elasticsearch_hosts = http://10.0.38.52:9200

# Maximum amount of time to wait for successfull connection to Elasticsearch HTTP port.
#
# Default: 10 Seconds
#elasticsearch_connect_timeout = 10s

# Maximum amount of time to wait for reading back a response from an Elasticsearch server.
#
# Default: 60 seconds
#elasticsearch_socket_timeout = 60s

# Maximum idle time for an Elasticsearch connection. If this is exceeded, this connection will
# be tore down.
#
# Default: inf
#elasticsearch_idle_timeout = -1s

# Maximum number of total connections to Elasticsearch.
#
# Default: 20
#elasticsearch_max_total_connections = 20

# Maximum number of total connections per Elasticsearch route (normally this means per
# elasticsearch server).
#
# Default: 2
#elasticsearch_max_total_connections_per_route = 2

# Maximum number of times Graylog will retry failed requests to Elasticsearch.
#
# Default: 2
#elasticsearch_max_retries = 2

# Enable automatic Elasticsearch node discovery through Nodes Info,
# see https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/5.4/cluster-nodes-info.html
#
# WARNING: Automatic node discovery does not work if Elasticsearch requires authentication, e. g. with Shield.
#
# Default: false
#elasticsearch_discovery_enabled = true

# Filter for including/excluding Elasticsearch nodes in discovery according to their custom attributes,
# see https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/5.4/cluster.html#cluster-nodes
#
# Default: empty
#elasticsearch_discovery_filter = rack:42

# Frequency of the Elasticsearch node discovery.
#
# Default: 30s
# elasticsearch_discovery_frequency = 30s

# Enable payload compression for Elasticsearch requests.
#
# Default: false
#elasticsearch_compression_enabled = true

# Graylog will use multiple indices to store documents in. You can configured the strategy it uses to determine
# when to rotate the currently active write index.
# It supports multiple rotation strategies:
#   - "count" of messages per index, use elasticsearch_max_docs_per_index below to configure
# Examples:
#   - http://proxy.example.com:8123
#   - http://username:password@proxy.example.com:8123
#http_proxy_uri =

# A list of hosts that should be reached directly, bypassing the configured proxy server.
# This is a list of patterns separated by ",". The patterns may start or end with a "*" for wildcards.
# Any host matching one of these patterns will be reached through a direct connection instead of through a proxy.
# Examples:
#   - localhost,127.0.0.1
#   - 10.0.*,*.example.com
#http_non_proxy_hosts =

# Disable the optimization of Elasticsearch indices after index cycling. This may take some load from Elasticsearch
# on heavily used systems with large indices, but it will decrease search performance. The default is to optimize
# cycled indices.
#
# ATTENTION: These settings have been moved to the database in Graylog 2.2.0. When you upgrade, make sure to set these
#            to your previous settings so they will be migrated to the database!
#disable_index_optimization = true

# Optimize the index down to <= index_optimization_max_num_segments. A higher number may take some load from Elasticsearch
# on heavily used systems with large indices, but it will decrease search performance. The default is 1.
#
# ATTENTION: These settings have been moved to the database in Graylog 2.2.0. When you upgrade, make sure to set these
#            to your previous settings so they will be migrated to the database!
#index_optimization_max_num_segments = 1

# The threshold of the garbage collection runs. If GC runs take longer than this threshold, a system notification
# will be generated to warn the administrator about possible problems with the system. Default is 1 second.
#gc_warning_threshold = 1s

# Connection timeout for a configured LDAP server (e. g. ActiveDirectory) in milliseconds.
#ldap_connection_timeout = 2000

# Disable the use of SIGAR for collecting system stats
#disable_sigar = false

# The default cache time for dashboard widgets. (Default: 10 seconds, minimum: 1 second)
#dashboard_widget_default_cache_time = 10s

# Automatically load content packs in "content_packs_dir" on the first start of Graylog.
#content_packs_loader_enabled = true

# The directory which contains content packs which should be loaded on the first start of Graylog.
content_packs_dir = /usr/share/graylog-server/contentpacks

# A comma-separated list of content packs (files in "content_packs_dir") which should be applied on
# the first start of Graylog.
# Default: empty
content_packs_auto_load = grok-patterns.json

# For some cluster-related REST requests, the node must query all other nodes in the cluster. This is the maximum number
# of threads available for this. Increase it, if '/cluster/*' requests take long to complete.
# Should be rest_thread_pool_size * average_cluster_size if you have a high number of concurrent users.
proxied_requests_thread_pool_size = 32

Elasticsearch.yml

# ======================== Elasticsearch Configuration =========================
#
# NOTE: Elasticsearch comes with reasonable defaults for most settings.
#       Before you set out to tweak and tune the configuration, make sure you
#       understand what are you trying to accomplish and the consequences.
#
# The primary way of configuring a node is via this file. This template lists
# the most important settings you may want to configure for a production cluster.
#
# Please consult the documentation for further information on configuration options:
# https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/index.html
#
# ---------------------------------- Cluster -----------------------------------
#
# Use a descriptive name for your cluster:
#
cluster.name: Graylog
#
# ------------------------------------ Node ------------------------------------
#
# Use a descriptive name for the node:
#
#node.name: node-1
#
# Add custom attributes to the node:
#
#node.attr.rack: r1
#
# ----------------------------------- Paths ------------------------------------
#
# Path to directory where to store the data (separate multiple locations by comma):
#
#path.data: /path/to/data
#
# Path to log files:
#
#path.logs: /path/to/logs
#
# ----------------------------------- Memory -----------------------------------
#
# Lock the memory on startup:
#
#bootstrap.memory_lock: true
#
# Make sure that the heap size is set to about half the memory available
# on the system and that the owner of the process is allowed to use this
# limit.
#
# Elasticsearch performs poorly when the system is swapping the memory.
#
# ---------------------------------- Network -----------------------------------
#
# Set the bind address to a specific IP (IPv4 or IPv6):
#
network.host: 10.0.38.52
#
# Set a custom port for HTTP:
#
http.port: 9200
#
# For more information, consult the network module documentation.
#
# --------------------------------- Discovery ----------------------------------
#
# Pass an initial list of hosts to perform discovery when new node is started:
# The default list of hosts is ["127.0.0.1", "[::1]"]
discovery.zen.ping.unicast.hosts: 10.0.38.52:9300
#
# Prevent the "split brain" by configuring the majority of nodes (total number of master-eligible nodes / 2 + 1):
#
#discovery.zen.minimum_master_nodes: 3
#
# For more information, consult the zen discovery module documentation.
#
# ---------------------------------- Gateway -----------------------------------
#
# Block initial recovery after a full cluster restart until N nodes are started:
#
#gateway.recover_after_nodes: 3
#
# For more information, consult the gateway module documentation.
#
# ---------------------------------- Various -----------------------------------
#
# Require explicit names when deleting indices:
#
#action.destructive_requires_name: true

curl -XGET 'http://localhost:9200/_cluster/health?pretty=true

{
  "cluster_name" : "graylog",
  "status" : "green",
  "timed_out" : false,
  "number_of_nodes" : 1,
  "number_of_data_nodes" : 1,
  "active_primary_shards" : 0,
  "active_shards" : 0,
  "relocating_shards" : 0,
  "initializing_shards" : 0,
  "unassigned_shards" : 0,
  "delayed_unassigned_shards" : 0,
  "number_of_pending_tasks" : 0,
  "number_of_in_flight_fetch" : 0,
  "task_max_waiting_in_queue_millis" : 0,
  "active_shards_percent_as_number" : 100.0
}

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.


(Jan Doberstein) #2

according to the logfile you might want to restart Graylog and Elasticsearch.

The configuration you showed should work.


(Zac Mann) #3

Wow. That worked. I knew it was something simple. Thanks Jan!