Newbie question. I am exploring elastic for our needs. We have a lot of filemonitor agents. these agents can go down sometimes and we want to monitor this via Kibana
my understanding, i need to save the status of the agent in a database/mongo etc., then continuously publish this data to elastic search in intervals of say 5 minutes or whatever, that way this becomes a timeseries data rather than just state data. Then when agent goes down and the database will have another value and that get published until status changes again in database.
is this the approach i should take to monitor state information. is there a better way. Is elk a good solution for this?