The monitoring features for Auditbeat require Elasticsearch 6.2 or later.
To configure Auditbeat to collect and send monitoring metrics:
Create a user that has appropriate authority to send system-level monitoring
data to Elasticsearch. For example, you can use the built-in
beats_systemuser or assign the built-in
beats_systemrole to another user. For more information, see Setting Up User Authentication and Built-in Roles.
monitoringsettings in the Auditbeat configuration file. If you configured the Elasticsearch output and want to send Auditbeat monitoring events to the same Elasticsearch cluster, specify the following minimal configuration:
monitoring: enabled: true elasticsearch: username: beats_system password: somepassword
If you configured a different output, such as Logstash or you want to send Auditbeat monitoring events to a separate Elasticsearch cluster (referred to as the monitoring cluster), you must specify additional configuration options. For example:
- Configure monitoring in Kibana.
To verify your monitoring configuration, point your web browser at your Kibana
host, and select Monitoring from the side navigation. Metrics reported from
Auditbeat should be visible in the Beats section. When X-Pack security is enabled,
to view the monitoring dashboards you must log in to Kibana as a user who has the