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Filebeat

Agent Check Agent Check

Supported OS: Linux Mac OS Windows

Overview

Get metrics from Filebeat service in real time to:

  • Visualize and monitor Filebeat states.
  • Be notified about Filebeat failovers and events.

Setup

The Filebeat check is NOT included in the Datadog Agent package.

Installation

To install the Filebeat check on your host:

  1. Download the Datadog Agent.
  2. Download the check.py file for Filebeat.
  3. Place it in the Agent’s checks.d directory.
  4. Rename it to filebeat.py.

Configuration

To configure the Filebeat check:

  1. Create a filebeat.d/ folder in the conf.d/ folder at the root of your Agent’s directory.
  2. Create a conf.yaml file in the filebeat.d/ folder previously created.
  3. Consult the sample filebeat.yaml file and copy its content in the conf.yaml file.
  4. Edit the conf.yaml file to point to your server and port, set the masters to monitor.
  5. Restart the Agent.

Validation

Run the Agent’s status subcommand and look for filebeat under the Checks section.

Data Collected

Metrics

filebeat.registry.unprocessed_bytes
(gauge)
Number of bytes not processed by filebeat yet.
shown as byte

Events

The Filebeat check does not include any events at this time.

Service Checks

The Filebeat check does not include any service checks at this time.

Troubleshooting

Need help? Contact Datadog Support.

Further Reading

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