Step 4: Starting Topbeatedit

Run Topbeat by issuing the following command:

deb:

sudo /etc/init.d/topbeat start

rpm:

sudo /etc/init.d/topbeat start

mac:

sudo ./topbeat -e -c topbeat.yml -d "publish"

win:

PS C:\Program Files\Topbeat> Start-Service topbeat

By default the log files are stored in C:\ProgramData\topbeat\Logs.

Note

On Windows, statistics about system load and swap usage are currently not captured.

Testing the Topbeat Installationedit

To verify that your server’s statistics are present in Elasticsearch, issue the following command:

curl -XGET 'http://localhost:9200/topbeat-*/_search?pretty'

Make sure that you replace localhost:9200 with the address of your Elasticsearch instance.

On Windows, if you don’t have cURL installed, simply point your browser to the URL.