To configure Packetbeat to collect and send monitoring metrics:
Create a user that has appropriate authority to send system-level monitoring
data to Elasticsearch. For example, you can use the built-in
logstash_systemuser or assign the built-in
logstash_systemrole to another user. For more information, see Setting Up User Authentication and Built-in Roles.
xpack.monitoringsettings in the Packetbeat configuration file. If you configured Elasticsearch output and you want to use the same Elasticsearch production cluster and credentials, you can specify the following minimal configuration options:
xpack.monitoring: enabled: true elasticsearch:
Otherwise, you must specify additional configuration options. For example:
xpack.monitoring: enabled: true elasticsearch: hosts: ["https://example.com:9200", "https://example2.com:9200"] username: elastic password: changeme
- Configure monitoring in Kibana.
To verify your monitoring configuration, point your web browser at your Kibana
host, and select Monitoring from the side navigation. Metrics reported from
Packetbeat should be visible in the Beats section. When X-Pack Security is enabled,
to view the monitoring dashboards you must log in to Kibana as a user who has the