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Filebeat

Overview

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

Management

Service

The filebeat service is configured and enabled on startup. This can be verified with either:

$ sudo rockctl status

$ sudo systemctl status filebeat

Directories

The configuration path for Filebeat is found at:

/etc/filebeat/filebeat.yml