Filebeat to count events picked up before sending to elasticsearch or logstash

(Archelle Pagapulan) #1


Is it possible?


We have a file that is being picked up by filebeat. The prospectors splits up the content of the file into multiple events. Now, how do we capture the total events before it passes to output?

(Noémi Ványi) #2

May I ask why do you need the number of messages before sending it to outputs?

Filebeat provides logs metrics by default every 30s. It contains info on how many events were sent, how many were filtered, etc.

{"pipeline": {
     "clients": 0,
     "events": {
        "active": 0,
        "filtered": 1,
        "published": 810,
        "retry": 50,
        "total": 811
     "queue": {
        "acked": 810

(Archelle Pagapulan) #3


We are trying to figure out the number of logs picked up by the prospectors then compared it to elasticsearch data.

(Archelle Pagapulan) #4

Does that mean from the sample above, the total events picked up by filebeat is 811 before indexing it to elasticsearch?

(Noémi Ványi) #5

Yes, Filebeat read 811 events as suggests. But one message was filtered out ( and not published. So in the end 810 was forwarded to Elasticsearch, as seen in

(Archelle Pagapulan) #6

thanks for you reply @kvch! Much appreciated!

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