Windows service metricsetedit

This functionality is in beta and is subject to change. The design and code is less mature than official GA features and is being provided as-is with no warranties. Beta features are not subject to the support SLA of official GA features.

The service metricset of the Windows module reads the status of Windows services.


The service metricset comes with a predefined dashboard. For example:

metricbeat windows service


- module: windows
  metricsets: ["service"]
  period: 60s


Processors can be used to filter the events based on the service states or their names. The example below configures the metricset to drop all events except for the events for the firewall service. See Filter and enhance the exported data for more information about using processors.

- module: windows
  metricsets: ["service"]
  period: 60s
  - drop_event.when.not.equals:
      windows.service.display_name: Windows Firewall


For a description of each field in the metricset, see the exported fields section.

Here is an example document generated by this metricset:

    "@timestamp": "2017-10-12T08:05:34.853Z",
    "beat": {
        "hostname": "",
        "name": ""
    "metricset": {
        "module": "windows",
        "name": "service",
        "rtt": 115
    "windows": {
        "service": {
            "display_name": "AllJoyn-Routerdienst",
            "name": "AJRouter",
            "start_type": "ServiceDemandStart",
            "state": "ServiceStopped"