how can i check the reachability of a server through beats for windows, i am a newbie here
You asking for a beat doing a ping every now and then?
There is a community beat name pingbeat.
yeah i was asking the same, how can i run that on windows?
As pingbeat is a community beat we don't have any windows packages available. Best would be to try to build it yourself. For this you need golang installed on your machine: https://golang.org/doc/install And the you have to use
go build to create the binary: https://golang.org/pkg/go/build/ This normally works, but it could be that pingbeat has also some special dependencies I'm not aware of.
I'm the author of pingbeat. I don't publish binaries for any platform currently, it's always build from source. I build and test on Linux only. As @ruflin suggested, give it a try, I'd love to see if it works. In theory, there is nothing OS-specific in the code, though my code is really just glue around some other libraries.
i must say the people in this elastic group is amazingly awesome, responding quickly and nicely..wow .. FYI i am a sysadmin and i have no idea on how go works
Compiling go can be a little tricky if you're not used to it. Especially when using windows.
This go getting starting guide shows you how you can setup an environment for setting up go.