Document for filebeat configuration

Is there a link anywhere that details a full filebeat configuration file?

I want to know all of the configuration options that are possible. I have searched but not found anything.

It is in the documentation.

And when you install filebeat there is also the filebeat.reference.yml that you could use.

I have been through that page many times, and cannot yet find a simple page with all the configuration items on it, what am I missing?

As said in the page:

There’s also a full example configuration file called filebeat.reference.yml that shows all non-deprecated options.

It is also linked in that same page, the last link in the list is filebeat.reference.yml, this shows you an example file with all non-deprecated items, if you want an exaplanation on each one you will need to follow the links in the documentation.

thanks. This will be very useful.

Maybe I need a different topic, but what goes into this file


Didn't know about this setting, but according to the documentation:

The path to a JSON file that contains a lifecycle policy configuration. Use this setting to load your own lifecycle policy.

It should be the json that you would use when making a request to the API.

Any idea what that file would look like?

You can check an example here in the documentation.

It is the json part:

  "policy": {
    "_meta": {
      "description": "used for nginx log",
      "project": {
        "name": "myProject",
        "department": "myDepartment"
    "phases": {
      "warm": {
        "min_age": "10d",
        "actions": {
          "forcemerge": {
            "max_num_segments": 1
      "delete": {
        "min_age": "30d",
        "actions": {
          "delete": {}

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