Console Output Configuration

The Console output writes events in JSON format to stdout.

output.console:
  pretty: true

Console Output Options

You can specify the following options in the console section of the metricbeat.yml config file:

pretty

If pretty is set to true, events written to stdout will be nicely formatted. The default is false.

enabled

The enabled config is a boolean setting to enable or disable the output. If set to false, the output is disabled.

The default value is true.

bulk_max_size

The maximum number of events to buffer internally during publishing. The default is 2048.

Specifying a larger batch size may add some latency and buffering during publishing. However, for Console output, this setting does not affect how events are published.

Setting bulk_max_size to 0 disables buffering in libbeat.