Logging Fundamentals Course : Elastic 6.4 no longer a install option


Working on the Elastic logging fundamentals course and in Lab1 when you install Elastic - v6.4 is no longer a install option. I proceeded to install the latest v7.2. In Lab2 when I go to download a copy of the filebeat, the document still indicated 6.4.1 as the documented download version. In the Kibana WebUI, (for Lab2) I see the following (correct version)

Getting Started

macOS DEB RPM Windows
Step 1Download and install Filebeat
First time using Filebeat? See the Getting Started Guide.

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curl -L -O https://artifacts.elastic.co/downloads/beats/filebeat/filebeat-7.2.0-darwin-x86_64.tar.gz
tar xzvf filebeat-7.2.0-darwin-x86_64.tar.gz
cd filebeat-7.2.0-darwin-x86_64/

There is no UNIX version to download. What are the next steps or if I need to restart from scratch - what version of Elastic stack should I install initially?

Hi Jason,

It looks like you downloaded the Mac version of Filebeat. ("darwin" in the filename indicates that this is for Mac). Instead you need to download the Linux version: https://artifacts.elastic.co/downloads/beats/filebeat/filebeat-7.2.0-linux-x86_64.tar.gz

Downloaded and installed successfully.

Just went back and confirmed in the Nginx logs portion of the lab, the only options are : macOS DEB RPM Windows

Thanks for the help.

Hi Jason,

Thank you for taking our trainings and asking questions.

There is a tab for linux instructions in Kibana that you can use to see the correct instructions. Otherwise, you could use this as the url https://artifacts.elastic.co/downloads/beats/filebeat/filebeat-7.2.0-linux-x86_64.tar.gz

Let me know if it works.


Yes, thank you. Filebeat was downloaded and installed successfully.

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