Should I install Filebeat and Metricbeat on the ELK server?

#1

Hi, I have an ELK server (Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana on the same server) and I monitor a remote server with Filebeat and Metricbeat installed on it. Should I install Filebeat and Metricbeat on the ELK server? Is it useful? Does ELK have an overload system of its own default server?

(Elastic-for-me) #2

you don't have to install it.

When I tested metricbeat. I did install on ELK server because I wanted to monitor that as well.

it comes with pre-define dashboard. you have to enable that in metricbeat.yml file
and you can do that only on one system and your kibana will populate with all dashboard.

setup.dashboards.enabled: true
setup.dashboards.beat: metricbeat

This will create lot of visulize and dashboard. you can manage that by
/usr/share/metricbeat/kibana//dashboard dir.

you can remove unneeded part or move it.