Override module configuration on start


#1

Hello,

I would like to know if it was possible to override the configuration of a module with the option -E.
I tried several syntax but no effect.

Thanks


(Steffen Siering) #2

yes, you can overwrite any configuration setting with -E, but you need to know the complete settings name and/or use json like syntax for more complex 'objects'. What is it exactly you want to solve/overwrite?


#3

Yes, i already use -E for another setting. I want override hosts parameter for kubelet module (6.0.0 alpha1).


(Steffen Siering) #4

Can you share your metricbeat module configurations?

In metricbeat you configure the modules as array. This must reflect in the full path given by -E. For example -E metricbeat.modules.0.hosts="host1,host2".

Alternatively the config file format supports referencing other setting via ${<name>} syntax. One can use this to do this:

metricbeat.modules:
- type: ...
  hosts: ${myhosts}

Now you can run metricbeat by either setting myhosts as environment variable or overwrite it in the configs via -E:

  1. myhosts="host1,host2" metricbeat ...
  2. metricbeat -E myhosts="host1,host2" ...

(system) #5

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