System moduleedit

The System module allows you to monitor your servers. Because the System module always applies to the local server, the hosts config option is not needed.

Dashboardedit

The System module comes with a predefined dashboard. For example:

./images/metricbeat_system_dashboard.png

Example configurationedit

The System module supports the standard configuration options that are described in Specify which modules to run. Here is an example configuration:

metricbeat.modules:
- module: system
  period: 10s
  metricsets:
    - cpu
    - load
    - memory
    - network
    - process
    - process_summary
    #- core
    #- diskio
    #- socket
  processes: ['.*']
  process.include_top_n:
    by_cpu: 5      # include top 5 processes by CPU
    by_memory: 5   # include top 5 processes by memory

- module: system
  period: 1m
  metricsets:
    - filesystem
    - fsstat
  processors:
  - drop_event.when.regexp:
      system.filesystem.mount_point: '^/(sys|cgroup|proc|dev|etc|host|lib)($|/)'

- module: system
  period: 15m
  metricsets:
    - uptime

Metricsetsedit

The following metricsets are available: