I'm currently deploying my beats for my new cluster and I have the following setup:
Metricbeat > logstash (port 5044) > elastic. I'm using logstash because I want to introduce a Kafka pipeline, but that isn't important here.
However the metricbeat (7.4.2) service keeps stopping at random times, but most notably when the logstash service is restarted. It seems if the metricbeat service looses contact with the logstash service it stops.
Currently I have "fixed" it by automatically restarting the service, this is however not really favorable. Is anyone aware of this problem? I have installed metricbeat on 7 different hosts. Both windows 2016 and 2012R2. All instances are configured at the same cloudprovider and latency is really low. Metricbeat on Linux doesn't show these problems as of yet.