Filebeat windows service is not starting


(tp) #1

Hi,

Am using filebeat to read log files and stash it in logstash.

But am not able to start the service of filebeat. As am new to ELK, I followed the instructions given in the guide and it says the below command to be executed in cmd(PowerShell i have).

Start-Service filebeat

and the error I get is this.

Start-Service : Service 'filebeat (filebeat)' cannot be started due to the following error: Cannot open filebeat
service on computer '.'.
At line:1 char:1

  • Start-Service filebeat
  • + CategoryInfo          : OpenError: (System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController:ServiceController) [Start-Service],
    

ServiceCommandException

  • FullyQualifiedErrorId : CouldNotStartService,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.StartServiceCommand

Can anyone give a solution for this? How can I start the filebeat? Is there any other way to do this?
Am using Windows Server 2008 R2

(Pier-Hugues Pellerin) #2

Hello @kommineni24,

Windows 2008 is not officially supported in our matrix, meaning we do not do any tests on it.

But I would expect it to work at least the binary.

I think this post is pretty similar to your situation and it contains a workaround.


(tp) #3

Thanks now its working. But ran into different issue now.

Unexpected error while indexing monitoring document org.elasticsearch.xpack.monitoring


(tp) #4

Could you please help. ES on docker is automatically getting down after I do docker compose up