Metricbeat ILM Custom Index Name


I am trying to choose a custom index name whilst using ILM in Metricbeat.

I'd like to have the indexes that Metricbeat writes to called metricbeat-department-7.1.1....

My metricbeat.yml contains the following:

setup.ilm.enabled: auto
setup.ilm.rollover_alias: "metricbeat-financedept-{agent.version}"
setup.ilm.pattern: "{now/d}-000001"

The index that this write to is:


How can I modify the settings so that the destination index is:




Hi @wmcleod
setup.ilm.rollover_alias is the right place to do what you want.
Did you restarted the beat after changing the yml file?

Did you try setting it by the ./metricbeat setup -E 'setup.ilm.rollover_alias= "your-pattern"' command ?

Hi Mathew. It's working OK.

I had been editing the .yml file on the wrong server.

Thanks for your reply.

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