Console Output Configurationedit

The Console output writes events in JSON format to stdout.

  pretty: true

Console Output Optionsedit

You can specify the following options in the console section of the packetbeat.yml config file:


If pretty is set to true, events written to stdout will be nicely formatted. The default is false.


The enabled config is a boolean setting to enable or disable the output. If set to false, the output is disabled.

The default value is true.


The maximum number of events to buffer internally during publishing. The default is 2048.

Specifying a larger batch size may add some latency and buffering during publishing. However, for Console output, this setting does not affect how events are published.

Setting bulk_max_size to 0 disables buffering in libbeat.