System package datasetedit

This functionality is in beta and is subject to change. The design and code is less mature than official GA features and is being provided as-is with no warranties. Beta features are not subject to the support SLA of official GA features.

This is the package dataset of the system module.

It is implemented for Linux distributions using dpkg or rpm as their package manager, and for Homebrew on macOS (Darwin).

Example dashboardedit

The dataset comes with a sample dashboard:

Auditbeat System Package Dashboard


For a description of each field in the dataset, see the exported fields section.

Here is an example document generated by this dataset:

    "@timestamp": "2017-10-12T08:05:34.853Z",
    "event": {
        "action": "existing_package",
        "dataset": "package",
        "id": "5cafbacd-9288-4022-be30-521db563f669",
        "kind": "state",
        "module": "system"
    "message": "Package zstd (1.3.5) is already installed",
    "service": {
        "type": "system"
    "system": {
        "audit": {
            "package": {
                "entity_id": "wsRV2fmTddn+/GHa",
                "installtime": "2018-08-30T18:41:23.85657356+01:00",
                "name": "zstd",
                "summary": "Zstandard is a real-time compression algorithm",
                "url": "",
                "version": "1.3.5"