Download Packetbeat


Download and unzip Packetbeat

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

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Edit the packetbeat.yml configuration file

Edit the packetbeat.yml configuration file


Start the daemon

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


Dive in


Version: 7.15.2

Release date: November 10, 2021

License: Elastic License


This default distribution is governed by the Elastic License, and includes the full set of free features.

A pure Apache 2.0 licensed distribution is available via the OSS download page.

AARCH64 downloads are available as a beta release and should not be used in production.

Packetbeat has only one dependency: libpcap.

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