You can use the Elastic Stack monitoring features to gain insight into the health of Filebeat agents running in your environment.
To monitor Filebeat, make sure monitoring is enabled on your Elasticsearch cluster, then configure the method used to collect Filebeat metrics. You can use one of following methods:
- Internal collection - Internal collectors send monitoring data directly to your monitoring cluster.
- Metricbeat collection - Metricbeat collects monitoring data from your Filebeat instance and sends it directly to your monitoring cluster.
- Legacy internal collection (deprecated) - Legacy internal collectors send monitoring data to your production cluster.
To learn about monitoring in general, see Monitoring the Elastic Stack.