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Elastic Beats are lightweight "data shippers". Filebeat's role in ROCK is to do just this: ship file data to the next step in the pipeline.

The following ROCK components depend on Filebeat to send their log files into the Kafka message queue:

  1. Suricata - writes alerting data into eve.json

  2. FSF - writes static file scan results to rockout.log



FSF is deployed as a systemd unit, called filebeat.service. This service is configured and enabled on startup. This can be verified with either:

$ sudo rockctl status

$ sudo systemctl status filebeat


The configuration path for Filebeat is found at: