IP address in filebeat


(Daniel) #1

Hi, I am using filebeat in the hosts. The filebeats will forward log files to elastic search server. In order to know where the logs come from the server side, I need filebeat to append IP address to the log before forwarding. Note that we have many hosts and thus want get the host ip address from system. Thanks!


(Adrian Serrano) #2

Which version of Beats are you using?

Is there any reason you can't use the existing beat.hostname field?


(Andrew Kroh) #3

If you are using Logstash, another option is to use the IP that's in the metadata. See https://github.com/logstash-plugins/logstash-input-beats/pull/250#issuecomment-315948079


(Daniel) #4

Thanks a lot for the reply. I am using filebeat-6.2.4-amd64.

My concern is that many of our hosts are using the same hostname, like ubunt 14.04. In this way, I can't distinguish them. Thanks!


(system) #5

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