14 December 2017

Brewing in Beats: Monitor RAID status with Metricbeat

By Monica Sarbu

Did you know that Beats 6.1 is already available? Try it and let us know what you think. If you are curious to see the Beats in action, we just published the Getting Started with Beats webinar.

Metricbeat: RAID metricset

Added upon request from our own Cloud team, this new metricset polls /proc/mdstat and records software RAID specific metrics. The metricset is part of the system module and is planned to be released in 6.2.

New community Beat: Tracebeat

Created by @berfinsari, this community Beat sends traceroute pings and indexes the results into Elasticsearch.

Other changes

Repository: elastic/beats

Affecting all Beats

Changes in master:

  • Make WatcherDie tests less flaky #5822
  • Fix isolation of modules when merging local and global field settings. #5808
  • Wrap the CLI interface with a RunWith function #5798
  • Fix default host to localhost for Kibana dashboard loading #5769

Changes in 6.1:

  • Fix isolation of modules when merging local and global field settings. #5808
  • Fix default host to localhost for Kibana dashboard loading #5769
  • Backport: Dashboard loading improvements and fixes (#5686) #5725

Changes in 6.0:

  • Fix isolation of modules when merging local and global field settings. #5808
  • Ignore docker kill events in add_docker_metadata #5788

Metricbeat

Changes in master:

  • Update Metricbeat data.json files #5834
  • Make logstash node system test more stable #5797
  • [Metricbeat] Step down from strong consistency mongodb sessions #5796
  • Update modules list for Metricbeat #5794
  • Fix Metricbeat System Dashboards #5768
  • Add field network_names of hosts and virtual machines to vsphere module #5732
  • Fix the include top N processes feature for cases where there are fewer processes than N #5729

Changes in 6.1:

  • Fix flaky node_stats Logstash tests #5714
  • Fix the include top N processes feature for cases where there are fewer processes than N #5729
  • fix connection leak in the mongodb module #5711

Changes in 6.0:

  • Fix the include top N processes feature for cases where there are fewer processes than N #5729
  • fix connection leak in the mongodb module #5711

Packetbeat

Changes in master:

  • Fix crash in TLS event generation #5803

Filebeat

Changes in master:

  • Fix flaky filebeat registrar test #5831
  • Fixes #5739 - Removing index patterns with '*' from TSVB based visualizations #5741

Winlogbeat

Changes in master:

  • Fix Winlogbeat registry file #5815

Changes in 6.1:

  • Fix Winlogbeat registry file #5815

Changes in 6.0:

  • Fix Winlogbeat registry file #5815

Processors

Changes in master:

  • Index pod IP too in ip_port kubernetes indexer #5721

Machine learning jobs

Changes in master:

  • Use default frequency and query_delay in ML datafeeds #5807

Testing

Changes in master:

  • Exclude stress test on Windows as it currently breaks the build #5857
  • Fix template path for system tests #5840
  • Some fixes on tests #5820
  • Remove dependency on testing package in all beats #5818
  • Add targets to crosscompile auditbeat and test on OS X #5785
  • Invalidate Cache for test environment #5779
  • Adds system test to Metricbeat to load dashboards #5770
  • Fix WatcherDie test timings #5759
  • Test all beats can setup their template #5682

Changes in 6.1:

  • Update testing version for 6.1 branch #5777
  • Fix WatcherDie test timings #5759

Changes in 6.0:

  • Update testing version for 6.0 branch #5778

Infrastructure

Changes in master:

  • Remove leftover glide file in docker module #5771
  • Use SPDX licenses identifiers in CSV dependency file #5733

Changes in 6.1:

  • Use SPDX licenses identifiers in CSV dependency file #5733

Changes in 6.0:

  • Use SPDX licenses identifiers in CSV dependency file #5733

Packaging

Changes in master:

  • Fix :doc_branch: editing #5756

Documentation

Changes in 5.3:

  • Remove no_plugins option from tutorial #5812

Changes in master:

  • Document modules SSL parameters #5856
  • Document auditd commands for the kernel metricseat #5850
  • Remove topic about apt/yum from the platform reference #5848
  • Fix docs for index naming and loading #5841
  • Change hard-coded links to use variables #5786
  • Add link to interactive upgrade guide #5784
  • Updated docs for TLS module #5776
  • Add docs for docker prospector #5752
  • Create module overview page for Metricbeat #5717

Changes in 5.6:

  • Prepare 5.6.5 release #5793

Changes in 6.1:

  • Close changelog for 6.1.0 release #5853
  • Create module overview page for Metricbeat #5717
  • Add docs for docker prospector #5752

Changes in 6.0:

  • Prepare 6.0.1 release #5791
  • Update port for SSL/TLS on http monitor #5773

Repository: elastic/gosigar

Changes in master:

  • Prepare 0.6.0 release #85