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Send data via Windows Service Metrics to your Logstash instance provided by Logit.io

Windows Service Metrics

Collect and ship Windows services & performance counter metrics to Logstash and Elasticsearch.

Metricbeat is a lightweight shipper that helps you monitor your Windows server by collecting metrics from services and performance counters running on the Windows server. Configure Metricbeat using the pre-defined examples below to collect and ship metrics about Windows services to Logstash or Elasticsearch.

Step 1 - Install MetricbeatCopy

deb (Debian/Ubuntu/Mint)

curl -L -O https://artifacts.elastic.co/downloads/beats//-oss-7.15.1-amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i -oss-7.15.1-amd64.deb

rpm (CentOS/RHEL/Fedora)

curl -L -O https://artifacts.elastic.co/downloads/beats//-oss-7.15.1-x86_64.rpm
sudo rpm -vi -oss-7.15.1-x86_64.rpm

macOS

curl -L -O https://artifacts.elastic.co/downloads/beats//-oss-7.15.1-darwin-x86_64.tar.gz
tar xzvf -oss-7.15.1-darwin-x86_64.tar.gz

Windows

  • Download and extract the Windows zip file.
  • Rename the -<version>-windows directory to ``.
  • Open a PowerShell prompt as an Administrator.
  • Run the following to install as a Windows service:
.\install-service-.ps1
If script execution is disabled on your system, you need to set the execution policy for the current session to allow the script to run. For example: PowerShell.exe -ExecutionPolicy UnRestricted -File .\install-service-.ps1.
My OS isn't here! Chat to support now

Step 2 - Copy configuration fileCopy

The configuration file below is pre-configured to send data to your Logit.io Stack via Logstash.

Copy the configuration file below and overwrite the contents of metricbeat.yml.

###################### Metricbeat Configuration Example #######################
# =========================== Modules configuration ============================

metricbeat.config.modules:
  # Glob pattern for configuration loading
  path: ${path.config}/modules.d/*.yml

  # Set to true to enable config reloading
  reload.enabled: false

  # Period on which files under path should be checked for changes
  #reload.period: 10s
# ======================= Elasticsearch template setting =======================
setup.template.settings:
  index.number_of_shards: 1
  index.codec: best_compression
  #_source.enabled: false

# ================================== Outputs ===================================
# ------------------------------ Logstash Output -------------------------------
<div class="sw-warning">
    <b>No input available! </b> Your stack is missing the required input for this data source <a href="#" onclick="Intercom('showNewMessage')" class="btn btn-info btn-sm">Talk to support to add the input</a>
</div> 

Step 3 - Enable moduleCopy

There are several built in metricbeat modules you can use. To enable the system on Windows, run the following:

PS > .\metricbeat.exe modules enable windows

Step 4 - Configure moduleCopy

Each module has its own configuration file where different metricsets can be enabled / disabled. Locate the configuration file for the system module. <EXTRACTED_ARCHIVE>/modules.d/windows.yml

By default the following metrics are enabled. To enable or disable a metric simply comment or uncomment the line out.

- module: windows
  #metricsets:
  #  - service
  period: 1m

#- module: windows
#  metricsets:
#    - perfmon

The perfmon metricset of the Windows module reads Windows performance counters. The service metricset of the Windows module reads the status of Windows services.

Step 5 - Start MetricbeatCopy

Ok, time to start ingesting data!

PS C:\Program Files\Metricbeat> Start-Service metricbeat

Step 6 - How to diagnose no data in StackCopy

If you don't see data appearing in your Stack after following the steps, visit the Help Centre guide for steps to diagnose no data appearing in your Stack or Chat to support now.

Step 7 - Windows module dashboardCopy

The Windows module comes with predefined Kibana dashboards. To view your dashboards for any of your Logit.io stacks, launch Kibana and choose Dashboards.

Predefined Kibana dashboard

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