Simple Beat for collecting metrics from Spring Boot apps
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Added connection call for publisher. Fixes #2
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Welcome to Springbeat.

Important Notes:

  1. For now, only two endpoints are supported, namely /metrics and /health. We'll add more endpoints as we go
  2. This plugin will only work if your Spring Boot application has the spring-boot-starter-actuator dependency

Ensure that this folder is at the following location: ${GOPATH}/

Getting Started with Springbeat


Init Project

To get running with Springbeat, run the following command:

make init

To commit the first version before you modify it, run:

make commit

It will create a clean git history for each major step. Note that you can always rewrite the history if you wish before pushing your changes.

To push Springbeat in the git repository, run the following commands:

git remote set-url origin
git push origin master

For further development, check out the beat developer guide.


To build the binary for Springbeat run the command below. This will generate a binary in the same directory with the name springbeat.



To run Springbeat with debugging output enabled, run:

./springbeat -c springbeat.yml -e -d "*"


To test Springbeat, run the following command:

make testsuite


make unit-tests
make system-tests
make integration-tests
make coverage-report

The test coverage is reported in the folder ./build/coverage/


To be able to package Springbeat the requirements are as follows:

  • Docker Environment >= 1.10
  • $GOPATH/bin must be part of $PATH: export PATH=${PATH}:${GOPATH}/bin

To cross-compile and package Springbeat for all supported platforms, run the following commands:

cd dev-tools/packer
make deps
make images


Each beat has a template for the mapping in elasticsearch and a documentation for the fields which is automatically generated based on etc/fields.yml. To generate etc/springbeat.template.json and etc/springbeat.asciidoc

make update


To clean Springbeat source code, run the following commands:

make fmt
make simplify

To clean up the build directory and generated artifacts, run:

make clean


To clone Springbeat from the git repository, run the following commands:

mkdir -p ${GOPATH}/
cd ${GOPATH}/
git clone

For further development, check out the beat developer guide.