Filebeat vs Metricbeat: What are the differences?
Developers describe Filebeat as "A lightweight shipper for forwarding and centralizing log data". It helps you keep the simple things simple by offering a lightweight way to forward and centralize logs and files. On the other hand, Metricbeat is detailed as "A Lightweight Shipper for Metrics". Collect metrics from your systems and services. From CPU to memory, Redis to NGINX, and much more, It is a lightweight way to send system and service statistics.
Filebeat and Metricbeat are primarily classified as "Log Management" and "Monitoring" tools respectively.
Hi, We have a situation, where we are using Prometheus to get system metrics from PCF (Pivotal Cloud Foundry) platform. We send that as time-series data to Cortex via a Prometheus server and built a dashboard using Grafana. There is another pipeline where we need to read metrics from a Linux server using Metricbeat, CPU, memory, and Disk. That will be sent to Elasticsearch and Grafana will pull and show the data in a dashboard.
Is it OK to use Metricbeat for Linux server or can we use Prometheus?
What is the difference in system metrics sent by Metricbeat and Prometheus node exporters?