Unable to view Varnish logs in Graylog

Description of your problem

I just configured graylog today based on documentation here:

I am running Graylog server on Centos 8.

I have been able to get the graylog server up and running on private IP ( AWS setup ).
I am able to login to the dashboard just fine.

I am trying to send varnish logs from my remote node to graylog server using filebeats.

Configuration seems to be fine. I can see the remote node listed.

Clicking on the node, I can see info about it and all logs.

I am also able to see the log file size change in real time.

I am using filebeats config

Here is my filebeats conf

Needed for Graylog

fields_under_root: true
fields.collector_node_id: ${sidecar.nodeName}
fields.gl2_source_collector: ${sidecar.nodeId}


  • input_type: log
    • “/var/log/varnish/*”
      type: log
      data: /var/lib/graylog-sidecar/collectors/filebeat/data
      logs: /var/lib/graylog-sidecar/collectors/filebeat/log

The collector is shown as running.

On my remote node, I have the following config.

server_url: “
server_api_token: **
update_interval: 10
tls_skip_verify: false
send_status: true
list_log_files: ["/var/log/varnish"]
cache_path: “/var/cache/graylog-sidecar”
log_rotate_max_file_size: “10MiB”
log_rotate_keep_files: 10

However, no messages/logs are collected or shown in graylog.
Could someone help out ?

Description of steps you’ve taken to attempt to solve the issue

Environmental information

Operating system information

  • CentOS

Package versions

  • Graylog v3.3.14+13e45b7
  • MongoDB db version v4.2.15
  • Elasticsearch 6.8.18

Another screenshot.

As a newcomer I cannot attach more screenshots, so sending them in reply.

I was able to get it to work.
Had to open port 5044.


Hello @maninderv, welcome to the community!

Thanks so much for sharing your solution back with the rest of us. Please do continue to participate if you need anything else, and don’t forget to mark your fix as the solution.

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