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Agent Check Agent Check

Supported OS: Linux Mac OS Windows


Get metrics from Filebeat service in real time to:

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


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


To install the Filebeat check on your host:

  1. Install the developer toolkit on any machine.
  2. Run ddev release build filebeat to build the package.
  3. Download the Datadog Agent.
  4. Upload the build artifact to any host with an Agent and run datadog-agent integration install -w path/to/filebeat/dist/<ARTIFACT_NAME>.whl.


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.


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

Data Collected


Number of bytes not processed by filebeat yet.
shown as byte


The Filebeat check does not include any events.

Service Checks

The Filebeat check does not include any service checks.


Need help? Contact Datadog support.

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