Metricbeat Developer FAQ

This is a list of common questions when creating a metricset and the potential answers.

Metricset is not compiled

You are compiling your Beat, but the newly created metricset is not compiled?

Make sure that the path to your module and metricset are added as an import path either in your main.go file or your include/list.go file. You can do this manually or by running make imports.

Metricset is not started

The metricset is compiled, but not started when starting Metricbeat?

After creating your metricset, make sure you run make collect. This command adds the configuration of your metricset to the default configuration. If the metricset still doesn’t start, check your default configuration file to see if the metricset is listed there.