Filebeat is a lightweight shipper for forwarding and centralizing log data. Installed as an agent on your servers, Filebeat monitors the log files or locations that you specify, collects log events, and forwards them either to Elasticsearch or Logstash for indexing.
To include Filebeat in the stack, run Docker Compose from the root of the repository with an additional command line
argument referencing the
$ docker-compose -f docker-compose.yml -f extensions/filebeat/filebeat-compose.yml up
Any change to the Filebeat configuration requires a restart of the Filebeat container:
$ docker-compose -f docker-compose.yml -f extensions/filebeat/filebeat-compose.yml restart filebeat
Please refer to the following documentation page for more details about how to configure Filebeat inside a Docker container: Run Filebeat on Docker.