Im not sure how i could have run it rong it was documented and i didnt see any errosa, but that seems logical.
OK so im im understanding, it sounds to me like to best options is to install everything up to kibana potentially using yum to ensure everything server side is running correctly, then install whatever beats using tar.
I am still a bit perplexed though as to why the other methods failed, should they have installed to same components?
I think were im hung up still is what goes where in this case as it seems beats have both server side components, ie dashboards and such, and client side components, to act as the shippers. i think my issue here was not understanding that i had to do both? i assumed maybe installing on the server would provide all of the above?
If all else fails i supposed the /auditbeats command could be run as a startup script, although i would prefer a better method.
Ill continue and update with any new issues.
Thank you a ton for the help so far if i havent already said that.