Send data via Kubernetes to your Logstash instance provided by


Ship Kubernetes container logs to your hosted Logstash instance at Logit

Filebeat is a lightweight shipper that enables you to send your Kubernetes logs to Logstash and Elasticsearch. Configure Filebeat using the pre-defined examples below to start sending and analysing your Kubernetes logs.

Step 1 - Download Manifest

Download the filebeat Kubernetes deploy manifest using the link below:

Click to download filebeat-kubernetes.yaml

Step 2 - Insert Stack Details

Open the manifest and around line 76 you should see the environment variables controlling the logging destination. You need to update them to point to your stack.

  value: "your-logstash-host"
- name: BEATS_PORT
  value: "your-port"

Step 3 - Deploy Pod

Now your deployment manifest is updated, you can deploy it using.

kubectl apply -f filebeat-kubernetes.yaml

Step 4 - Confirm Completed Deployment

kubectl --namespace=kube-system get ds/filebeat

kubectl --namespace=kube-system get pods

You should see a pod for each kubernetes node with a name similar to filebeat-abcde listed. The pods should work though from Pending to Running within a couple of minutes as the containers are downloaded and started.

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