What is difference between Elastic Agent and Beat?
Perhaps take a look at this...
Then come back with some specific questions
I already saw this. I'm assuming that I should use agents when I need collect data from specific services and beats when I need collect one particular type of data (f.e. metrics and/or logs from whole VM)?
Not really Agent is the evolution of Beats... In general they accomplish the same thing collect and ship telemetry.
You can run Elastic Agent to collect a single a metric or multiple integrations general logs, OOTB logs (apache nginx etc) metrics etc..etc..
There are some pros and cons of each... Agent if you are doing self managed can be a bit harder to setup but flexible, really path of the future
Beats probably quicker to setup up but some more decentralized and some of the new features like TSDB may not come to them.
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