Beats is the platform for lightweight shippers to push data from your servers to the Elastic Stack. Filebeat is lightweight and simple way to tail a log file and forward the data to Elasticsearch or Logstash. In this video, Beats developer Steffen Siering introduces Filebeat and show us how to go from installing the Beat to visualizing your log data in Kibana in the matter of minutes.
Steffen is a core developer on the Beats open source project at Elastic. Previously, he worked on network monitoring for IPTEGO, a company offering monitoring solutions for VoIP/IMS networks, that was later acquired by Acme Packet. He continued working on real-time network monitoring for Acme Packet and later Oracle as Senior Software Engineer before joining Elastic.