How to export beat name instead of hostname for field

(Brandon Klise) #1

I apologize if this is a duplicate, but I was unable to find a solution.

For the field of my beat's output, it is using my hostname instead of the beat name:


I have the shipper name set in my configuration file:

  name: "cassandrabeat"

yet it still outputs my hostname instead. Any suggestions on how to export my beat's name for the field?

(Jared Carey) #2

Which particular beat is this for?

(Brandon Klise) #3

It's a beat I made called cassandrabeat.

(Andrew Kroh) #5

What version of libbeat is cassandrabeat built upon? In 5.x (master branch) the config format has changed and name is no longer under shipper. See

(Brandon Klise) #6

Cassandrabeat is built upon libbeat version 5.0.0-alpha4. After changing my config file to the new config format the beat name is appearing correctly.


(Andrew Kroh) #7

(ruflin) #8

@bklise Glad it is working now. It would be nice if you could add cassandrabeat also to our community beats list: In addition, it sounds like cassandrabeat could be a potential addition to metricbeat: