I am in the process of installing filebeats 7.12 on some elastic cluster nodes in my dev environment and when I run:
sudo filebeat setup -e
On one of my nodes, I receive this error. ERROR instance/beat.go:971 Exiting: resource 'filebeat-7.12.0' exists, but it is not an alias
Before I ran this, I did a yum remove of filebeat, we were using an older version, and this is in our DEV environment and I just wanted a clean slate. I have done this on another node and had no issues. I followed some of the guidelines for the ILM setting such as:
But that threw up a different error, so I commented out those lines in the filebeat.yml file.
We are hitting a Kibana 7.8 version, not sure if that is an issue or we have to upgrade Kibana first to 7.12.
Again, I ran this same setup on another node with no issues. So my guess is now that I have moved onto the next filebeat install on the next node it is trying to overwrite and can't.