Multiple instances of beats running

Fleet + Elastic Agent 8.3.2. Agent is installed on Win10, with only the system integration with all defaults.

Looking at the processes running, it appears that there are multiple instances of filebeat & metricbeat running... For a total of 200+MB of RAM usage, just for the Elastic Agent with default settings.

Looking for clarification as to why there are multiple instances running and if there is some way to reduce resource usage.

Hi Josh,

filebeat will start 2 instances: 1 for the logs you want to ship. And 1 for it's own logs.
For metricbeat the same. 1 for the metrics you want to ship. And 1 for it's own metrics.

Kind regards,
Mark