Use the index lifecycle management (ILM) feature in Elasticsearch to manage your Filebeat their backing indices of your data streams as they age. Filebeat loads the default policy automatically and applies it to any data streams created by Filebeat.
You can view and edit the policy in the Index lifecycle policies UI in Kibana. For more information about working with the UI, see Index lifecyle policies.
If index lifecycle management is enabled (which is typically the default),
setup.template.pattern are ignored.
You can specify the following settings in the
setup.ilm section of the
filebeat.yml config file:
Enables or disables index lifecycle management on any new indices created by
Filebeat. Valid values are
The name to use for the lifecycle policy. The default is
The path to a JSON file that contains a lifecycle policy configuration. Use this setting to load your own lifecycle policy.
For more information about lifecycle policies, see Set up index lifecycle management policy in the Elasticsearch Reference.
When set to
false, disables the check for an existing lifecycle policy. The
true. You need to disable this check if the Filebeat
user connecting to a secured cluster doesn’t have the
If you set this option to
false, lifecycle policy will not be installed, even if
setup.ilm.overwrite is set to
When set to
true, the lifecycle policy is overwritten at startup. The default