Beats version 5.0.0-alpha3

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Breaking changes

Affecting all Beats

  • All configuration settings under shipper: are moved to be top level configuration settings. I.e. shipper.name: becomes name: in the configuration file. 1570

Topbeat

  • Topbeat is replaced by Metricbeat.

Filebeat

  • The state for files which fall under ignore_older is not stored anymore. This has the consequence, that if a file which fell under ignore_older is updated, the whole file will be crawled.

Bugfixes

Winlogbeat

  • Adding missing argument to the "Stop processing" log message. 1590

Added

Affecting all Beats

  • Add conditions to generic filtering. 1623

Metricbeat

  • First public release, containing the following modules: apache, mysql, nginx, redis, system, and zookeeper.

Filebeat

  • The registry format was changed to an array instead of dict. The migration to the new format will happen automatically at the first startup. 1703

Deprecated

Affecting all Beats

  • The support for doing GeoIP lookups is deprecated and will be removed in version 6.0. 1601