Step 1 - Install Metricbeat

First we need to install Metricbeat.

deb (Debian/Ubuntu)

sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https
wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb stable main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/elastic-6.x.list

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install metricbeat

rpm (Redhat/Centos)

sudo rpm --import
echo "[elastic-6.x]
name=Elastic repository for 6.x packages
type=rpm-md" | sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/elastic-beats.repo

sudo yum install metricbeat

sudo chkconfig --add metricbeat


curl -L -O
tar xzvf metricbeat-6.7.2-darwin-x86_64.tar.gz
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Step 2 - Locate the configuration file

deb/rpm /etc/metricbeat/metricbeat.yml
macOS <EXTRACTED_ARCHIVE>/metricbeat.yml

Step 3 - Configure output

We'll be shipping to Logstash so that we have the option to run filters before the data is indexed.
Comment out the elasticsearch output block.

## Comment out elasticsearch output
#  hosts: ["localhost:9200"]

Uncomment and change the logstash output to match below.

    hosts: ["your-logstash-host:your-port"]
    loadbalance: true
    ssl.enabled: true
Step 4 - Enable the Redis module

There are several built in metricbeat modules you can use. To enable the Apache module run.


metricbeat modules list
metricbeat modules enable redis


./metricbeat modules list
./metricbeat modules enable redis
Step 5 - Default metrics enabled for Redis module

Each module has its own configuration file where different metricsets can be enabled / disabled. Locate the configuration file for the Redis module.

deb/rpm /etc/metricbeat/modules.d/redis.yml

macOS ~/<EXTRACTED_ARCHIVE>/modules.d/redis.yml

By default the metricsets are disabled. To enable or disable a metric simply comment or uncomment the line out.

- module: redis
  # - info
  # - keyspace
  period: 10s
Step 6 - Start Metricbeat

Ok, time to start gathering metrics!


sudo systemctl enable metricbeat
sudo systemctl start metricbeat


Step 7 - Compatability

The Redis metricsets were tested with Redis 3.2.12, 4.0.11 and 5.0-rc4, and are expected to work with all versions >= 3.0.

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