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Beats

Beats are the core of data shipping in the new Elastic Stack by Elastic Co. Famous for their ELK stack, these succeed any agents you might be familiar with.

Filebeat

A lightweight, open source shipper for log file data. As the next-generation Logstash Forwarder, Filebeat tails logs and quickly sends this information to Logstash for further parsing and enrichment or to Elasticsearch for centralized storage and analysis.

Topbeat

A lightweight way to gather CPU, memory, and other per-process and system wide data, then ship it to Elasticsearch to analyze the results.

Packetbeat

An open source project that is designed to provide real‑time analytics for web, database, and other network protocols.

Dockerbeat

A lightweight, open source shipper for docker daemon data. Dockerbeat polls the Docker Engine daemon, and sends cpu, network, memory, and host information to Logstash for further parsing and enrichment or to Elasticsearch for centralized storage and analysis.

Usage

Deployment is straight forward. Deploy the beats-core bundle to stand up the log aggregation and visualization applications, and add relations to anything you want to monitor. The following example monitors a simple ubuntu application with filebeat:

juju deploy ~elasticsearch-charmers/bundle/beats-core
juju deploy bionic/ubuntu
juju add-relation filebeat:beats-host ubuntu

Beat indexes are automatically created in kibana, and default demonstration dashboards have been loaded. Once the model has settled, you can navigate to http://<kibana-public-ip>/, select the filebeat index as the default, and head over to the Discover tab to view logs collected from the ubuntu application.

Note: This demo dashboard also ships with visualizations we are not yet populating for winlogbeat beats.

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