System host 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 host dataset of the system module.

It is implemented for Linux, macOS (Darwin), and Windows.

Example dashboardedit

This dataset comes with a sample dashboard:

Auditbeat System Host 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",
    "agent": {
        "hostname": "",
        "name": ""
    "event": {
        "action": "host",
        "dataset": "host",
        "module": "system",
        "kind": "state"
    "message": "Ubuntu host ubuntu-bionic (IP: is up for 0 days, 5 hours, 11 minutes",
    "service": {
        "type": "system"
    "system": {
        "audit": {
            "host": {
                "architecture": "x86_64",
                "boottime": "2018-12-10T15:48:44Z",
                "containerized": false,
                "hostname": "ubuntu-bionic",
                "id": "6f7be6fb33e6c77f057266415c094408",
                "ip": [
                "mac": [
                "os": {
                    "family": "debian",
                    "kernel": "4.15.0-42-generic",
                    "name": "Ubuntu",
                    "platform": "ubuntu",
                    "version": "18.04.1 LTS (Bionic Beaver)"
                "": "UTC",
                "timezone.offset.sec": 0,
                "type": "linux",
                "uptime": 18661357350265