Directory layoutedit

The directory layout of an installation is as follows:

TypeDescriptionDefault LocationConfig Option

home

Home of the Winlogbeat installation.

 

path.home

bin

The location for the binary files.

{path.home}/bin

 

config

The location for configuration files.

{path.home}

path.config

data

The location for persistent data files.

{path.home}/data

path.data

logs

The location for the logs created by Winlogbeat.

{path.home}/logs

path.logs

You can change these settings by using CLI flags or setting path options in the configuration file.

Default pathsedit

Winlogbeat uses the following default paths unless you explicitly change them.

zip, tar.gz, or tgzedit
TypeDescriptionLocation

home

Home of the Winlogbeat installation.

{extract.path}

bin

The location for the binary files.

{extract.path}

config

The location for configuration files.

{extract.path}

data

The location for persistent data files.

{extract.path}/data

logs

The location for the logs created by Winlogbeat.

{extract.path}/logs

For the zip, tar.gz, or tgz distributions, these paths are based on the location of the extracted binary file. This means that if you start Winlogbeat with the following simple command, all paths are set correctly:

Start-Service winlogbeat