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Run Metricbeat by issuing the appropriate command for your platform. If you are accessing a secured Elasticsearch cluster, make sure you’ve configured credentials as described in Step 2: Configure Metricbeat.
If you use an init.d script to start Metricbeat on deb or rpm, you can’t specify command line flags (see Command reference). To specify flags, start Metricbeat in the foreground.
deb and rpm:
sudo service metricbeat start
mac and linux:
You’ll be running Metricbeat as root, so you need to change ownership of the
configuration file and any configurations enabled in the
PS C:\Program Files\Metricbeat> Start-Service metricbeat
By default the log files are stored in
On Windows, statistics about system load and swap usage are currently not captured.
To verify that your server’s statistics are present in Elasticsearch, issue the following command:
curl -XGET 'http://localhost:9200/metricbeat-*/_search?pretty'
Make sure that you replace
localhost:9200 with the address of your
On Windows, if you don’t have cURL installed, simply point your browser to the URL.