This functionality is in beta and is subject to change. The design and code is considered to be less mature than official GA features. Elastic will take a best effort approach to fix any issues, but beta features are not subject to the support SLA of official GA features.
The vSphere module uses the Govmomi library to collect metrics from any Vmware SDK URL (ESXi/VCenter). This library is built for and tested against ESXi and vCenter 5.5, 6.0 and 6.5.
The vSphere module supports the standard configuration options that are described in Specify which modules to run. Here is an example configuration:
metricbeat.modules: - module: vsphere metricsets: ["datastore", "host", "virtualmachine"] period: 10s hosts: ["https://localhost/sdk"] username: "user" password: "password" # If insecure is true, don't verify the server's certificate chain insecure: false # Get custom fields when using virtualmachine metric set. Default false. # get_custom_fields: false
The following metricsets are available: