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filebeat[1] is a lightweight software developed by Elastic for sending logs is available for Windows, macOS and Linux. Filebeat uses a backpressure-sensitive protocol for sending logs.

Install it in macOS executing: brew install filebeat or brew tap elastic/tap && brew install elastic/tap/filebeat-full or running inside a container[2] and configure it:

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And run it:

  • filebeat modules enable system
filebeat modules enable system
Enabled system
filebeat modules enable system
Module system is already enabled
  • filebeat setup (Requires Kibana running and reachable)
filebeat setup
Index setup finished.
Loading dashboards (Kibana must be running and reachable)
Loaded dashboards
Loaded machine learning job configurations
Loaded Ingest pipelines

filebeat setup
Exiting: 1 error: setting 'filebeat.prospectors' has been removed 
 Modifiy filebeat.yml file and connect to Kibana: http://localhost:5601/

  • filebeat -e
-e Log to stderr and disable syslog/file output


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