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Filebeat

Lightweight Shipper for Logs

Forget using SSH when you have tens, hundreds, or even thousands of servers, virtual machines, and containers generating logs. Filebeat helps you keep the simple things simple by offering a lightweight way to forward and centralize logs and files.

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It's Robust and Doesn't Miss a Beat

In any environment, application downtime is always lurking on the edges. Filebeat reads and forwards log lines and — if interrupted — remembers the location of where it left off when everything is back online.

Filebeat Won't Let You Overload Your Pipeline

Filebeat uses a backpressure-sensitive protocol when sending data to Logstash or Elasticsearch to account for higher volumes of data. If Logstash is busy crunching data, it lets Filebeat know to slow down its read. Once the congestion is resolved, Filebeat will build back up to its original pace and keep on shippin'.

Ship to Elasticsearch or Logstash. Visualize in Kibana.

Filebeat is part of the Elastic Stack, meaning it works seamlessly with Logstash, Elasticsearch, and Kibana. Whether you want to transform or enrich your logs and files with Logstash, fiddle with some analytics in Elasticsearch, or build and share dashboards in Kibana, Filebeat makes it easy to ship your data to where it matters most.

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Start tailing log files in a flash.

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Open source and free to use.