Can someone please explain the Beat architecture - Can a Beat be used to pull data from a list of sources?

[quote="baden0x1, post:1, topic:69294"]
What if I have a database list of endpoints that I want to probe data from - say RSS a list of RSS feeds, or even hardware.[/quote]

You could, or you could use the HTTP (poller) input from Logstash.
But sounds like metricbeat will do the second one, but depends on what you want to read from it.