Get started with Beats

Each Beat is a separately installable product. Before installing Beats, you need to install and configure the Elastic Stack. To learn how to get up and running quickly, see Get started with the Elastic Stack.

You can skip having to install Elasticsearch and Kibana by using our hosted Elasticsearch Service on Elastic Cloud. The Elasticsearch Service is available on AWS, GCP, and Azure. Try out the Elasticsearch Service for free.

After installing the Elastic Stack, see the Beats getting started guides:

If you’re planning to use the Metrics app or the Logs app in Kibana, also see the Metrics Monitoring Guide and the Logs Monitoring Guide.