Topbeat on freebsd


(Sai Birada) #1

I am trying to monitory my freebsd server, Is there any freebsd compatible version for topbeat ?, I could get freebsd compatible binary for filebeat here
https://beats-nightlies.s3.amazonaws.com/jenkins/topbeat/313-d5c7fa2cfc668dcfbfe29e7a83edf1f84a352071/topbeat-linux-amd64
But not for topbeat.


(Andrew Kroh) #2

No, the low-level code to pull the data from the OS isn't implemented for FreeBSD. https://github.com/elastic/beats/issues/974


(Sai Birada) #3

Can we expect this at all, in the future. Or if Metricbeat is going to replace this topbeat. I want to know, will ever Metricbeat will be implemented as binary to work with freebsd 8.2. As all my production cloud is using freebsd 8.2 and i want to install metricbeat to monitor those, I want to know, whether i can wait on Metricbeat or not.


(Andrew Kroh) #4

The Topbeat features are included in Metricbeat. Topbeat will not be released in 5.x.

Metricbeat should be working on FreeBSD now thanks to a contribution from Cockroach Labs. Elastic doesn't provide binaries for FreeBSD so you'll need to build your own binary.


(Sai Birada) #5

So you are saying now, metricbeat is available for freebsd. Thats great!. But will it work with freebsd 8.2 or only on freebsd 10. And i couldnt find metricbeat in https://beats-nightlies.s3.amazonaws.com/index.html?prefix=metricbeat/
for freebsd. Can you give me some link, from where i can get metricbeat for freebsd?


(Andrew Kroh) #6

See my previous post. Elastic doesn't provide FreeBSD binaries.

I haven't tested it on FreeBSD 8.2 so I don't know. Build it and give it a try. Make sure you mount the procfs compatibility layer.


(system) #7