Step 1: Install Metricbeatedit

You should install Metricbeat as close as possible to the service you want to monitor. For example, if you have four servers with MySQL running, it’s recommended that you run Metricbeat on each server. This allows Metricbeat to access your service from localhost and does not cause any additional network traffic or prevent Metricbeat from collecting metrics when there are network problems. Metrics from multiple Metricbeat instances will be combined on the Elasticsearch server.

Before you begin: If you haven’t installed the Elastic Stack, do that now. See Getting started with the Elastic Stack.

To download and install Metricbeat, use the commands that work with your system.

If you use Apt or Yum, you can install Metricbeat from our repositories to update to the newest version more easily.

See our download page for other installation options, such as 32-bit images.


curl -L -O
sudo dpkg -i metricbeat-7.3.2-amd64.deb


curl -L -O
sudo rpm -vi metricbeat-7.3.2-x86_64.rpm


curl -L -O
tar xzvf metricbeat-7.3.2-darwin-x86_64.tar.gz


brew tap elastic/tap
brew install elastic/tap/metricbeat-full

This installs the most recently released default distribution of Metricbeat. To install the OSS distribution, specify elastic/tap/metricbeat-oss.


curl -L -O
tar xzvf metricbeat-7.3.2-linux-x86_64.tar.gz


See Running on Docker for deploying Docker containers.


See Running on Kubernetes for deploying with Kubernetes.


  1. Download the Metricbeat Windows zip file from the downloads page.
  2. Extract the contents of the zip file into C:\Program Files.
  3. Rename the metricbeat-<version>-windows` directory to Metricbeat.
  4. Open a PowerShell prompt as an Administrator (right-click the PowerShell icon and select Run As Administrator).
  5. From the PowerShell prompt, run the following commands to install Metricbeat as a Windows service:

    PS > cd 'C:\Program Files\Metricbeat'
    PS C:\Program Files\Metricbeat> .\install-service-metricbeat.ps1

If script execution is disabled on your system, you need to set the execution policy for the current session to allow the script to run. For example: PowerShell.exe -ExecutionPolicy UnRestricted -File .\install-service-metricbeat.ps1.

Before starting Metricbeat, you should look at the configuration options in the configuration file, for example C:\Program Files\Metricbeat\metricbeat.yml. For more information about these options, see Configuring Metricbeat.