System module

This module collects and parses logs created by system logging server of common Unix/Linux based distributions.


This module was tested with logs from OSes like Ubuntu 12.04, Centos 7, and macOS Sierra.

This module is not available for Windows.


This module comes with a sample dashboard showing syslog data.

kibana system

Syslog fileset settings


An array of paths where to look for the log files. If left empty, Filebeat will choose the paths depending on your operating systems.


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