Filebeat

Lightweight Shipper for Log Data

Filebeat is the next-generation Logstash Forwarder designed to quickly and reliably ship log file data to Logstash or Elasticsearch while only consuming a fraction of the resources.

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Filebeat 1.3.1

Filebeat can also be installed from our repositories using apt or yum. See Repositories in the Guide.

Installation Steps

  • Download and install or unzip Filebeat

  • Edit the filebeat.yml configuration file

  • Start the daemon by running sudo ./filebeat -e -c filebeat.yml

Filebeat 5.0.0-beta1

Installation Steps

  • Download and install or unzip Filebeat

  • Edit the filebeat.yml configuration file

  • Start the daemon by running sudo ./filebeat -e -c filebeat.yml