Beats - Lightweight shippers for Elasticsearch & Logstash
The Beats are lightweight processes, written in Go, that you install on your servers to capture all sorts of operational data like logs, operating system metrics or network packet data, and to send it to Elasticsearch, either directly or via Logstash, so it can be visualized with Kibana.
This repository contains libbeat and all the officially supported Beats, in the following folders:
|libbeat||The Go framework for creating new Beats|
|Filebeat||Lightweight log forwarder to Logstash & Elasticsearch|
|Heartbeat||Testing service availability using PING based on ICMP, TCP or higher level protocols|
|Metricbeat||Fetches sets of metrics from the operating system and services|
|Packetbeat||Tap into your wire data|
|Winlogbeat||Sends Windows Event logs|
In addition to the above Beats, which are officially supported by Elastic, the community has created a set of other Beats that make use of libbeat but live outside of this Github repository. We maintain a list of community Beats here.
Documentation and Getting Help
We'd love working with you! You can help making the Beats better in many ways: report issues, help us reproduce issues, fix bugs, add functionality, or even create your own Beat.
Please start by reading our CONTRIBUTING file.
If you are creating a new Beat, you don't need to submit the code to this repository. You can simply start working in a new repository and make use of the libbeat packages, by following our developer guide. After you have a working prototype, open a pull request to add your Beat to the list of community Beats.
Building Beats from the Source
See our CONTRIBUTING file for information about setting up your dev environment to build Beats from the source.