Change the index nameedit

If you’re sending events to a cluster that supports index lifecycle management, see Index lifecycle management (ILM) to learn how to change the index name.

Metricbeat uses time series indices, by default, when index lifecycle management is disabled or unsupported. The indices are named metricbeat-7.10.0-yyyy.MM.dd, where yyyy.MM.dd is the date when the events were indexed. To use a different name, set the index option in the Elasticsearch output. The value that you specify should include the root name of the index plus version and date information. You also need to configure the setup.template.name and setup.template.pattern options to match the new name. For example:

output.elasticsearch.index: "customname-%{[agent.version]}-%{+yyyy.MM.dd}"
setup.template.name: "customname"
setup.template.pattern: "customname-*"

If index lifecycle management is enabled (which is typically the default), setup.template.name and setup.template.pattern are ignored.

If you’re using pre-built Kibana dashboards, also set the setup.dashboards.index option. For example:

setup.dashboards.index: "customname-*"

For a full list of template setup options, see Elasticsearch index template.