Unlike most Beats, which you install on edge nodes, you typically install Heartbeat as part of monitoring service that runs on a separate machine and possibly even outside of the network where the services that you want to monitor are running.
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 Heartbeat, use the commands that work with your system.
curl -L -O https://artifacts.elastic.co/downloads/beats/heartbeat/heartbeat-6.6.0-amd64.deb sudo dpkg -i heartbeat-6.6.0-amd64.deb
curl -L -O https://artifacts.elastic.co/downloads/beats/heartbeat/heartbeat-6.6.0-x86_64.rpm sudo rpm -vi heartbeat-6.6.0-x86_64.rpm
curl -L -O https://artifacts.elastic.co/downloads/beats/heartbeat/heartbeat-6.6.0-darwin-x86_64.tar.gz tar xzvf heartbeat-6.6.0-darwin-x86_64.tar.gz
curl -L -O https://artifacts.elastic.co/downloads/beats/heartbeat/heartbeat-6.6.0-linux-x86_64.tar.gz tar xzvf heartbeat-6.6.0-linux-x86_64.tar.gz
See Running on Docker for deploying Docker containers.
- Download the Heartbeat Windows zip file from the downloads page.
Extract the contents of the zip file into
- Open a PowerShell prompt as an Administrator (right-click the PowerShell icon and select Run As Administrator).
From the PowerShell prompt, run the following commands to install Heartbeat as a Windows service:
PS > cd 'C:\Program Files\Heartbeat' PS C:\Program Files\Heartbeat> .\install-service-heartbeat.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
PowerShell.exe -ExecutionPolicy UnRestricted -File .\install-service-heartbeat.ps1.
Before starting Heartbeat, you should look at the configuration options in
the configuration file, for example
/etc/heartbeat/heartbeat.yml. For more information about these
options, see Configuring Heartbeat.