Agent Fieldsedit

The agent fields contain the data about the software entity, if any, that collects, detects, or observes events on a host, or takes measurements on a host.

Examples include Beats. Agents may also run on observers. ECS agent.* fields shall be populated with details of the agent running on the host or observer where the event happened or the measurement was taken.

Agent Field Detailsedit

FieldDescriptionLevel

agent.ephemeral_id

Ephemeral identifier of this agent (if one exists).

This id normally changes across restarts, but agent.id does not.

type: keyword

example: 8a4f500f

extended

agent.id

Unique identifier of this agent (if one exists).

Example: For Beats this would be beat.id.

type: keyword

example: 8a4f500d

core

agent.name

Custom name of the agent.

This is a name that can be given to an agent. This can be helpful if for example two Filebeat instances are running on the same host but a human readable separation is needed on which Filebeat instance data is coming from.

If no name is given, the name is often left empty.

type: keyword

example: foo

core

agent.type

Type of the agent.

The agent type stays always the same and should be given by the agent used. In case of Filebeat the agent would always be Filebeat also if two Filebeat instances are run on the same machine.

type: keyword

example: filebeat

core

agent.version

Version of the agent.

type: keyword

example: 6.0.0-rc2

core