Lumberjack

Since Camel 2.18

Only consumer is supported

The Lumberjack component retrieves logs sent over the network using the Lumberjack protocol, from Filebeat for instance. The network communication can be secured with SSL.

Maven users will need to add the following dependency to their pom.xml for this component:

<dependency>
    <groupId>org.apache.camel</groupId>
    <artifactId>camel-lumberjack</artifactId>
    <version>x.x.x</version>
    <!-- use the same version as your Camel core version -->
</dependency>

URI format

lumberjack:host
lumberjack:host:port

Configuring Options

Camel components are configured on two separate levels:

  • component level

  • endpoint level

Configuring Component Options

The component level is the highest level which holds general and common configurations that are inherited by the endpoints. For example a component may have security settings, credentials for authentication, urls for network connection and so forth.

Some components only have a few options, and others may have many. Because components typically have pre configured defaults that are commonly used, then you may often only need to configure a few options on a component; or none at all.

Configuring components can be done with the Component DSL, in a configuration file (application.properties|yaml), or directly with Java code.

Configuring Endpoint Options

Where you find yourself configuring the most is on endpoints, as endpoints often have many options, which allows you to configure what you need the endpoint to do. The options are also categorized into whether the endpoint is used as consumer (from) or as a producer (to), or used for both.

Configuring endpoints is most often done directly in the endpoint URI as path and query parameters. You can also use the Endpoint DSL as a type safe way of configuring endpoints.

A good practice when configuring options is to use Property Placeholders, which allows to not hardcode urls, port numbers, sensitive information, and other settings. In other words placeholders allows to externalize the configuration from your code, and gives more flexibility and reuse.

The following two sections lists all the options, firstly for the component followed by the endpoint.

Component Options

The Lumberjack component supports 4 options, which are listed below.

Name Description Default Type

bridgeErrorHandler (consumer)

Allows for bridging the consumer to the Camel routing Error Handler, which mean any exceptions occurred while the consumer is trying to pickup incoming messages, or the likes, will now be processed as a message and handled by the routing Error Handler. By default the consumer will use the org.apache.camel.spi.ExceptionHandler to deal with exceptions, that will be logged at WARN or ERROR level and ignored.

boolean

autowiredEnabled (advanced)

Whether autowiring is enabled. This is used for automatic autowiring options (the option must be marked as autowired) by looking up in the registry to find if there is a single instance of matching type, which then gets configured on the component. This can be used for automatic configuring JDBC data sources, JMS connection factories, AWS Clients, etc.

boolean

sslContextParameters (security)

Sets the default SSL configuration to use for all the endpoints. You can also configure it directly at the endpoint level.

SSLContextParameters

useGlobalSslContextParameters (security)

Enable usage of global SSL context parameters.

boolean

Endpoint Options

The Lumberjack endpoint is configured using URI syntax:

lumberjack:host:port

with the following path and query parameters:

Path Parameters (2 parameters)

Name Description Default Type

host (consumer)

Required Network interface on which to listen for Lumberjack.

String

port (consumer)

Network port on which to listen for Lumberjack.

int

Query Parameters (4 parameters)

Name Description Default Type

bridgeErrorHandler (consumer)

Allows for bridging the consumer to the Camel routing Error Handler, which mean any exceptions occurred while the consumer is trying to pickup incoming messages, or the likes, will now be processed as a message and handled by the routing Error Handler. By default the consumer will use the org.apache.camel.spi.ExceptionHandler to deal with exceptions, that will be logged at WARN or ERROR level and ignored.

boolean

sslContextParameters (consumer)

SSL configuration.

SSLContextParameters

exceptionHandler (consumer (advanced))

To let the consumer use a custom ExceptionHandler. Notice if the option bridgeErrorHandler is enabled then this option is not in use. By default the consumer will deal with exceptions, that will be logged at WARN or ERROR level and ignored.

ExceptionHandler

exchangePattern (consumer (advanced))

Sets the exchange pattern when the consumer creates an exchange.

Enum values:

  • InOnly

  • InOut

  • InOptionalOut

ExchangePattern

Result

The result body is a Map<String, Object> object.

Lumberjack Usage Samples

Example 1: Streaming the log messages

RouteBuilder builder = new RouteBuilder() {
    public void configure() {
       from("lumberjack:0.0.0.0").                  // Listen on all network interfaces using the default port
           setBody(simple("${body[message]}")).     // Select only the log message
           to("stream:out");                        // Write it into the output stream
    }
};

Spring Boot Auto-Configuration

When using lumberjack with Spring Boot make sure to use the following Maven dependency to have support for auto configuration:

<dependency>
  <groupId>org.apache.camel.springboot</groupId>
  <artifactId>camel-lumberjack-starter</artifactId>
  <version>x.x.x</version>
  <!-- use the same version as your Camel core version -->
</dependency>

The component supports 5 options, which are listed below.

Name Description Default Type

camel.component.lumberjack.autowired-enabled

Whether autowiring is enabled. This is used for automatic autowiring options (the option must be marked as autowired) by looking up in the registry to find if there is a single instance of matching type, which then gets configured on the component. This can be used for automatic configuring JDBC data sources, JMS connection factories, AWS Clients, etc.

true

Boolean

camel.component.lumberjack.bridge-error-handler

Allows for bridging the consumer to the Camel routing Error Handler, which mean any exceptions occurred while the consumer is trying to pickup incoming messages, or the likes, will now be processed as a message and handled by the routing Error Handler. By default the consumer will use the org.apache.camel.spi.ExceptionHandler to deal with exceptions, that will be logged at WARN or ERROR level and ignored.

false

Boolean

camel.component.lumberjack.enabled

Whether to enable auto configuration of the lumberjack component. This is enabled by default.

Boolean

camel.component.lumberjack.ssl-context-parameters

Sets the default SSL configuration to use for all the endpoints. You can also configure it directly at the endpoint level. The option is a org.apache.camel.support.jsse.SSLContextParameters type.

SSLContextParameters

camel.component.lumberjack.use-global-ssl-context-parameters

Enable usage of global SSL context parameters.

false

Boolean