Winlogbeat can't setup dashboard


I am trying to get winlogbeat to work on a windows server. My config is:

###################### Winlogbeat Configuration Example ########################

This file is an example configuration file highlighting only the most common

options. The winlogbeat.reference.yml file from the same directory contains

all the supported options with more comments. You can use it as a reference.

You can find the full configuration reference here:

#======================= Winlogbeat specific options ===========================

event_logs specifies a list of event logs to monitor as well as any

accompanying options. The YAML data type of event_logs is a list of


The supported keys are name (required), tags, fields, fields_under_root,

forwarded, ignore_older, level, event_id, provider, and include_xml. Please

visit the documentation for the complete details of each option.


  • name: Application
    ignore_older: 72h

  • name: System

  • name: Security

    • script:
      lang: javascript
      id: security
      file: ${path.home}/module/security/config/winlogbeat-security.js
  • name: Microsoft-Windows-Sysmon/Operational

    • script:
      lang: javascript
      id: sysmon
      file: ${path.home}/module/sysmon/config/winlogbeat-sysmon.js

#==================== Elasticsearch template settings ==========================

index.number_of_shards: 1
#index.codec: best_compression
#_source.enabled: false

#================================ General =====================================

The name of the shipper that publishes the network data. It can be used to group

all the transactions sent by a single shipper in the web interface.


The tags of the shipper are included in their own field with each

transaction published.

#tags: ["service-X", "web-tier"]

Optional fields that you can specify to add additional information to the



env: staging

#============================== Dashboards =====================================

These settings control loading the sample dashboards to the Kibana index. Loading

the dashboards is disabled by default and can be enabled either by setting the

options here or by using the setup command.

#setup.dashboards.enabled: false

The URL from where to download the dashboards archive. By default this URL

has a value which is computed based on the Beat name and version. For released

versions, this URL points to the dashboard archive on the



#============================== Kibana =====================================

Starting with Beats version 6.0.0, the dashboards are loaded via the Kibana API.

This requires a Kibana endpoint configuration. ""

Kibana Host

Scheme and port can be left out and will be set to the default (http and 5601)

In case you specify and additional path, the scheme is required: http://localhost:5601/path

IPv6 addresses should always be defined as: https://[2001:db8::1]:5601

Kibana Space ID

ID of the Kibana Space into which the dashboards should be loaded. By default,

the Default Space will be used.

#============================= Elastic Cloud ==================================

These settings simplify using Winlogbeat with the Elastic Cloud (

The setting overwrites the output.elasticsearch.hosts and options.

You can find the in the Elastic Cloud web UI.

The cloud.auth setting overwrites the output.elasticsearch.username and

output.elasticsearch.password settings. The format is <user>:<pass>.


#================================ Outputs =====================================

Configure what output to use when sending the data collected by the beat.

#-------------------------- Elasticsearch output ------------------------------

Array of hosts to connect to.

hosts: [""]

Optional protocol and basic auth credentials.

#protocol: "https"
#username: "elastic"
#password: "changeme"

#----------------------------- Logstash output --------------------------------

The Logstash hosts

#hosts: [""]

Optional SSL. By default is off.

List of root certificates for HTTPS server verifications

#ssl.certificate_authorities: ["/etc/pki/root/ca.pem"]

Certificate for SSL client authentication

#ssl.certificate: "/etc/pki/client/cert.pem"

Client Certificate Key

#ssl.key: "/etc/pki/client/cert.key"

#================================ Processors =====================================

Configure processors to enhance or manipulate events generated by the beat.


  • add_host_metadata: ~
  • add_cloud_metadata: ~

#================================ Logging =====================================

Sets log level. The default log level is info.

Available log levels are: error, warning, info, debug

#logging.level: debug

At debug level, you can selectively enable logging only for some components.

To enable all selectors use ["*"]. Examples of other selectors are "beat",

"publish", "service".

#logging.selectors: ["*"]

#============================== X-Pack Monitoring ===============================

winlogbeat can export internal metrics to a central Elasticsearch monitoring

cluster. This requires xpack monitoring to be enabled in Elasticsearch. The

reporting is disabled by default.

Set to true to enable the monitoring reporter.

#monitoring.enabled: false

Sets the UUID of the Elasticsearch cluster under which monitoring data for this

Winlogbeat instance will appear in the Stack Monitoring UI. If output.elasticsearch

is enabled, the UUID is derived from the Elasticsearch cluster referenced by output.elasticsearch.


Uncomment to send the metrics to Elasticsearch. Most settings from the

Elasticsearch output are accepted here as well.

Note that the settings should point to your Elasticsearch monitoring cluster.

Any setting that is not set is automatically inherited from the Elasticsearch

output configuration, so if you have the Elasticsearch output configured such

that it is pointing to your Elasticsearch monitoring cluster, you can simply

uncomment the following line.


#================================= Migration ==================================

This allows to enable 6.7 migration aliases

#migration.6_to_7.enabled: true

When i do a config check, it gives zero errors. After that i want to setup a dashboard for kibana with the following command: .\winlogbeat.exe setup --dashboards
This is the result:

Loading dashboards (Kibana must be running and reachable)
Exiting: error connecting to Kibana: fail to get the Kibana version: fail to unmarshal the response from GET Response: {"name":"ubuntu","version":"5.6.16","buildNum":15690,"buildSha":"e4c8b3e8245cbf4f81d0d31476c61125e366c2d9","uuid":"dcef52f0-2c75-474e-9d40-1791f28cf2d4","status":{"overall":{"state":"green","title":"Green","nickname":"Looking good","icon":"success","... (truncated). Kibana status api returns: json: cannot unmarshal string into Go struct field kibanaVersionResponse.version of type struct { Number string "json:"number""; Snapshot bool "json:"build_snapshot"" }

I don't know why i get this error, since kibana is accessable from other machines in the network.

Thanks in advance.

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