Monitor status of filebeats in Kibana

I was at the Elasticon 2018 and I was told that the ability to monitor filebeats inside of Kibana was available in 6.2 just like we have it for elasticsearch, kibana & logstash. I am not seeing how to turn that on inside of filebeats? Any help would be appreciated.

Are you using X-Pack? You need X-pack to do that, the basic license, which is free, allows monitoring.

I think I just found it ... xpack.monitoring.enabled: true

tried putting the below settings in my filebeat.yml but getting the below error.

xpack.monitoring.enabled: true
xpack.monitoring.elasticsearch.url: http://d-gp2-es46-9.*****.com:9200

xpack.monitoring.elasticsearch.username: kibana
xpack.monitoring.elasticsearch.password: changeme

2018-03-21T19:14:03.430Z ERROR instance/beat.go:667 Exiting: missing required field accessing 'xpack.monitoring.elasticsearch.hosts' (source:'/etc/filebeat/filebeat.yml')

Added that line it asked for and it seemed to work...


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