System module

The System module allows you to monitor your servers. Because the System module always applies to the local server, the hosts config option is not needed.

Dashboard

The System module comes with a predefined dashboard. For example:

metricbeat system dashboard

Example configuration

The System module supports the standard configuration options that are described in Specify which modules to run. Here is an example configuration:

metricbeat.modules:
- module: system
  period: 10s
  metricsets:
    - cpu
    - load
    - memory
    - network
    - process
    - process_summary
    #- core
    #- diskio
    #- socket
  processes: ['.*']
  process.include_top_n:
    by_cpu: 5      # include top 5 processes by CPU
    by_memory: 5   # include top 5 processes by memory

- module: system
  period: 1m
  metricsets:
    - filesystem
    - fsstat
  processors:
  - drop_event.when.regexp:
      system.filesystem.mount_point: '^/(sys|cgroup|proc|dev|etc|host|lib)($|/)'

Metricsets

The following metricsets are available: