Trying out Elastic Beats

I thought it was about time, as I had some to spare today, to have a play with one of the new feature of the Elastic family of products I have yet to try. Beats is the platform for single-purpose data shippers. They install as lightweight agents and send data from hundreds or thousands of machines to Logstash or Elasticsearch. I have used an ELK stack before but never for metrics, it always been for more traditional log files and tools such as Zabbix have been my goto for metrics....

January 2, 2017 · 7 min · Russ Mckendrick