Elastic Agent command line optionsedit

This functionality is in beta and is subject to change. The design and code is less mature than official GA features and is being provided as-is with no warranties. Beta features are not subject to the support SLA of official GA features.

Elastic Agent provides commands for running the agent and doing common tasks:

elastic-agent enrolledit

Enroll the Elastic Agent in Fleet.

We recommend that you run this command as the root user because some integrations require root privileges to collect sensitive data. This command overwrites the elastic-agent.yml file in the agent directory.

elastic-agent enroll <kibana_url> <enrollment_token> [--ca-sha256 <string>]
                     [--certificate-authorities <string>] [--force] [--help]
Required. URL of the Kibana endpoint where Ingest Manager is running.
Required. Enrollment token generated by Ingest Manager. You can use the same enrollment token for multiple agents.
--ca-sha256 <string>
Comma-separated list of certificate authority hash pins used for certificate verification.
--certificate-authorities <string>
Comma-separated list of root certificates used for server verification.
Force overwrite of current configuration without prompting for confirmation. This flag is helpful when using automation software or scripted deployments.
Show help for the enroll command.
Allow an insecure connection to Kibana. When this flag is specified, API keys are sent in clear text. We strongly recommend that you use a secure connection.

For more flags, see Global flags.

elastic-agent enroll http://localhost:5601 ZnmNIdzVITUJua2QIdU5FTWROVjY6dHY2N1EybWNTMUdPejg5ODbYcVpNUQ==

elastic-agent helpedit

Show help for a specific command.

elastic-agent help <command> [--help] [global-flags]
The name of the command.
Show help for the help command.

For more flags, see Global flags.

elastic-agent help enroll

elastic-agent inspectedit

Show the current Elastic Agent configuration.

If no parameters are specified, shows the full Elastic Agent configuration.

elastic-agent inspect [--help] [global-flags]
elastic-agent inspect output [--output <string>] [--program <string>]
                             [--help] [global-flags]

Display the current configuration for the output. This command accepts additional flags:

--output <string>
The name of the output to introspect.
--program <string>
The type of program to introspect. For example, filebeat. This option must be combined with --output.
Show help for the inspect command.

For more flags, see Global flags.

elastic-agent inspect
elastic-agent inspect output --output default
elastic-agent inspect output --output default --program filebeat

elastic-agent runedit

Start the elastic-agent process.

elastic-agent run [global-flags]
Global flagsedit

These flags are valid whenever you run elastic-agent on the command line.

-c <string>
The configuration file to use. If not specified, Elastic Agent uses {path.home}/elastic-agent.yml.
Log to stderr and disable syslog/file output.
--environment <environmentVar>
The environment in which the agent will run.
--path.config <string>
The directory where Elastic Agent looks for its configuration file. The default varies by platform.
--path.data <string>

The data directory where Elastic Agent stores managed binaries and their logs. Also stores logs for any programs started and managed by Elastic Agent.

If not specified, Elastic Agent uses {path.home}/data.

--path.home <string>

The home directory of Elastic Agent. path.home determines the location of the configuration files and data directory.

If not specified, Elastic Agent uses the current working directory.

--path.logs <string>
Path to the log output for Elastic Agent. The default varies by platform.
Set log level to INFO.
elastic-agent run -v --path.logs path/to/my/logs

elastic-agent versionedit

Show the version of Elastic Agent.

elastic-agent version [--help] [global-flags]
Show help for the version command.

For more flags, see Global flags.

elastic-agent version