After you install a shipper, you can modify its configuration on the Beats Data Shippers page of the Elasticsearch console.


A shipper is installed. For more information, see Install a shipper.


  1. Log on to the Alibaba Cloud Beats console.
  2. In the Manage Shippers section, find the target shipper and click Configure in the Actions column.
  3. Modify the configuration of the shipper as required, and click Modify.
    Table 1. Parameters used to create a Filebeat shipper
    Parameter Description
    Shipper Name Enter a name for the shipper.
    Version Select 6.8.5, which is the only version supported by Filebeat.
    Output Select a destination for the data collected by Filebeat. The system provides Elasticsearch and Logstash for you to select. The access protocol must be consistent with that of the Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch cluster.
    Username/Password If you select Elasticsearch for Output, enter the username and password for Filebeat to write data to the Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch cluster.
    Enable Kibana Monitoring Determine whether to monitor the metrics of Filebeat. If you select Elasticsearch for Output, the Kibana monitor uses the same Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch cluster as Output. If you select Logstash for Output, you must separately configure a monitor in the configuration file.
    Enable Kibana Dashboard Determine whether to enable the default Kibana dashboard. Alibaba Cloud Kibana is configured in a VPC. You must enable the Kibana private network access feature on the Kibana configuration page. For more information, see Network access configuration.
    Filebeat Log File Path This parameter is specific to Filebeat. Alibaba Cloud deploys Beats with Docker. You must map the directory from which logs are collected to Docker. We recommend that you enter a directory that is consistent with input.path in filebeat.yml.
    Shipper YML Configuration Prepare configuration files for the shipper. You can modify the YML configuration files based on your business requirements. For more information, see Prepare the YML configuration files for a shipper.
    Notice If you already specify Output, you do not need to specify it again in Shipper YML Configuration. If you specify it again, the system prompts a shipper installation error.
    After you save the changes, the shipper state changes to Enabling. After the state changes to Enabled, the shipper configuration modification is complete.