Host Fieldsedit

A host is defined as a general computing instance.

ECS host.* fields should be populated with details about the host on which the event happened, or from which the measurement was taken. Host types include hardware, virtual machines, Docker containers, and Kubernetes nodes.

Host Field Detailsedit

FieldDescriptionLevel

host.architecture

Operating system architecture.

type: keyword

example: x86_64

core

host.hostname

Hostname of the host.

It normally contains what the hostname command returns on the host machine.

type: keyword

core

host.id

Unique host id.

As hostname is not always unique, use values that are meaningful in your environment.

Example: The current usage of beat.name.

type: keyword

core

host.ip

Host ip address.

type: ip

core

host.mac

Host mac address.

type: keyword

core

host.name

Name of the host.

It can contain what hostname returns on Unix systems, the fully qualified domain name, or a name specified by the user. The sender decides which value to use.

type: keyword

core

host.type

Type of host.

For Cloud providers this can be the machine type like t2.medium. If vm, this could be the container, for example, or other information meaningful in your environment.

type: keyword

core

Field Reuseedit

Field sets that can be nested under Hostedit

Nested fieldsDescription

host.geo.*

Fields describing a location.

host.os.*

OS fields contain information about the operating system.

host.user.*

Fields to describe the user relevant to the event.