Change the index nameedit

If you’re sending events to a cluster that supports index lifecycle management, see Index lifecycle management (ILM) to learn how to change the index name.

Journalbeat uses time series indices, by default, when index lifecycle management is disabled or unsupported. The indices are named journalbeat-7.9.3-yyyy.MM.dd, where yyyy.MM.dd is the date when the events were indexed. To use a different name, set the index option in the Elasticsearch output. The value that you specify should include the root name of the index plus version and date information. You also need to configure the and setup.template.pattern options to match the new name. For example:

output.elasticsearch.index: "customname-%{[agent.version]}-%{+yyyy.MM.dd}" "customname"
setup.template.pattern: "customname-*"

If index lifecycle management is enabled (which is typically the default), and setup.template.pattern are ignored.

For a full list of template setup options, see Elasticsearch index template.

Remember to change the index name when you load dashboards via the Kibana UI.