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Docker images for Filebeat are available from the Elastic Docker
registry. You can retrieve an image with a
docker pull command.
docker pull docker.elastic.co/beats/filebeat:6.0.1
The base image is centos:7 and the source code can be found on GitHub.
Configure Filebeat on Dockeredit
The Docker image provides several methods for configuring Filebeat. The conventional approach is to provide a configuration file via a bind-mounted volume, but it’s also possible to create a custom image with your configuration included.
One way to configure Filebeat on Docker is to provide
filebeat.yml via bind-mounting.
docker run, the bind-mount can be specified like this:
docker run \ -v ~/filebeat.yml:/usr/share/filebeat/filebeat.yml \ docker.elastic.co/beats/filebeat:6.0.1
Custom image configurationedit
It’s possible to embed your Filebeat configuration in a custom image. Here is an example Dockerfile to achieve this:
FROM docker.elastic.co/beats/filebeat:6.0.1 COPY filebeat.yml /usr/share/filebeat/filebeat.yml USER root RUN chown filebeat /usr/share/filebeat/filebeat.yml USER filebeat
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