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Metricbeat is a lightweight shipper that you can install on your servers to periodically collect metrics from the operating system and from services running on the server. Metricbeat takes the metrics and statistics that it collects and ships them to the output that you specify, such as Elasticsearch or Logstash.


To include Metricbeat in the stack, run Docker Compose from the root of the repository with an additional command line argument referencing the metricbeat-compose.yml file:

$ docker-compose -f docker-compose.yml -f extensions/metricbeat/metricbeat-compose.yml up

Configuring Metricbeat

The Metricbeat configuration is stored in config/metricbeat.yml. You can modify this file with the help of the Configuration reference.

Any change to the Metricbeat configuration requires a restart of the Metricbeat container:

$ docker-compose -f docker-compose.yml -f extensions/metricbeat/metricbeat-compose.yml restart metricbeat

Please refer to the following documentation page for more details about how to configure Metricbeat inside a Docker container: Run Metricbeat on Docker.

See also

Metricbeat documentation