Configuring Winlogbeat

Before modifying configuration settings, make sure you’ve completed the configuration steps in the Getting Started. This section describes some common use cases for changing configuration options.

To configure Winlogbeat, you edit the configuration file. You’ll find the configuration file, winlogbeat.yml, in the archive that you extracted. There’s also a full example configuration file at /etc/winlogbeat/winlogbeat.reference.yml that shows all non-deprecated options.

The Winlogbeat configuration file uses YAML for its syntax. See the Config File Format section of the Beats Platform Reference for more about the structure of the config file.

The following topics describe how to configure Winlogbeat: