Beats are a family of lightweight shippers that send data from edge machines to Elasticsearch. They started with a single Beat – Packetbeat – for network data, and have since expanded to four additional Elastic Beats for log files, metrics, windows event logs, and availability monitoring, and more than 30 community-created Beats for all kinds of operational data.
In this session, Monica and Tudor will walk you through the latest Beats and their features. You will learn about the new Filebeat modules, which simplify the collection and parsing of common log files down to a single command. You will also see Heartbeat in action, our newest Beat responsible for uptime monitoring.