I was running logstash 1.1.12 fine on the indexer and shippers. I test upgraded the indexer and it started fine but when I tried to upgrade all the shippers, some failed with the below error (this output includes warnings, error is at the end). the ones that did start had very basic config.
This is an example config of a shipper that would not start -
Yup, if I remove the "exclude_tags" part then it works. I am also going to have to re-write most of my config if I want to use 1.2 properly without any warnings it seems and to make it future-proof.
fixed in 35da10f566b38911f6ce6280dbd5b1feb21b422b
commit 35da10f566b38911f6ce6280dbd5b1feb21b422b fixes this