Beat module

The Beat module contains a minimal set of metrics to enable monitoring of any Beat or other software based on libbeat across multiple versions. To monitor more Beat metrics, use our Elastic Stack monitoring features.

The default metricsets are state and stats.

Compatibility

The Beat module works with Beats 7.3.0 and later.

Example configuration

The Beat module supports the standard configuration options that are described in Modules. Here is an example configuration:

metricbeat.modules:
- module: beat
  metricsets:
    - stats
    - state
  period: 10s
  hosts: ["http://localhost:5066"]
  #ssl.certificate_authorities: ["/etc/pki/root/ca.pem"]

  # Set to true to send data collected by module to X-Pack
  # Monitoring instead of metricbeat-* indices.
  #xpack.enabled: false

This module supports TLS connections when using ssl config field, as described in SSL. It also supports the options described in Standard HTTP config options.

Metricsets

The following metricsets are available: