Step 1: Install Filebeatedit

Before you begin: If you haven’t installed the Elastic Stack, do that now. See Getting started with the Elastic Stack.

To download and install Filebeat, use the commands that work with your system.

If you use Apt or Yum, you can install Filebeat from our repositories to update to the newest version more easily.

See our download page for other installation options, such as 32-bit images.


curl -L -O
sudo dpkg -i filebeat-7.3.2-amd64.deb


curl -L -O
sudo rpm -vi filebeat-7.3.2-x86_64.rpm


curl -L -O
tar xzvf filebeat-7.3.2-darwin-x86_64.tar.gz


brew tap elastic/tap
brew install elastic/tap/filebeat-full

This installs the most recently released default distribution of Filebeat. To install the OSS distribution, specify elastic/tap/filebeat-oss.


curl -L -O
tar xzvf filebeat-7.3.2-linux-x86_64.tar.gz


See Running on Docker for deploying Docker containers.


See Running on Kubernetes for deploying with Kubernetes.


  1. Download the Filebeat Windows zip file from the downloads page.
  2. Extract the contents of the zip file into C:\Program Files.
  3. Rename the filebeat-<version>-windows directory to Filebeat.
  4. Open a PowerShell prompt as an Administrator (right-click the PowerShell icon and select Run As Administrator).
  5. From the PowerShell prompt, run the following commands to install Filebeat as a Windows service:

    PS > cd 'C:\Program Files\Filebeat'
    PS C:\Program Files\Filebeat> .\install-service-filebeat.ps1

If script execution is disabled on your system, you need to set the execution policy for the current session to allow the script to run. For example: PowerShell.exe -ExecutionPolicy UnRestricted -File .\install-service-filebeat.ps1.