Share filebeat config file between filebeats instance


(Steel Crow) #1

Hi, guys!

I'm just curious, does anyone try to share config file between *beat instance.

Fo exmaple I try to change config path in windows service:
-path.data "\\10.254.23.58\filebeat.yaml" but it seems isn't working...

  • Win 7 x64 Latest update
  • Filebeat 5.4

Any solutions for this kind of problem? (Not only changing path in service)


(Andrew Kroh) #2

The config file location is controlled by the -c flag, not -path.data.

But using a config file that's located on the network creates an implicit dependency on the network. This is less than ideal because the network my not be available when the process launches.


(Steel Crow) #3

If I have about 3k of computers, do I have to solve my problem of distribution config file with another software?


(Andrew Kroh) #4

How are you distributing Filebeat to the machines? I would integrate the configuration with the installation. Most commonly I see tools like Ansible, Puppet, or Chef used to manage the configuration of machines.


(system) #5

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