Getting Started with Beats

Beats are a family of lightweight shippers that send data from edge machines to Elasticsearch. It all started with Packetbeat - you know, for network data. Then expanded to five additional Elastic Beats for: log files, metrics, audit data, windows event logs, and availability monitoring. And there are more than 40 community-created Beats for all kinds of operational data.

In this session, the Beats team will walk you through the latest Beats and their features, including:

  • Monitoring your infrastructure with Filebeat and Metricbeat
  • Keeping tabs via the Linux audit system and file integrity monitoring with Auditbeat
  • Collecting data from Docker and Kubernetes with our improvements for containerization and new modules in Metricbeat and Filebeat

Learn more about monitoring your containers with Elastic.

    Andrew Kroh

    Software Engineer


    Brandon Mensing

    Beats Senior Product Manager


    Carlos Pérez-Aradros

    Observability Platform Integrations Tech Lead


    Tudor Golubenco

    SIEM Tech Lead


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