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 Elasticsearch console. In the left-side navigation pane, click Beats Data Shippers.
  2. In the Manage Shippers section, find the shipper whose configuration you want to modify and click Configure in the Actions column.
  3. Modify the configuration of the shipper based on your requirements and click Modify.
    Parameter Description
    Shipper Name Enter a name for the shipper. The name must be 1 to 30 characters in length and can contain letters, digits, underscores (_), and hyphens (-). The name must start with a letter.
    Version Set Version to 6.8.5, which is the only version supported by Filebeat.
    Output Select a destination for the data collected by Filebeat. The destination is the Elasticsearch cluster you created. The protocol must be the same as that of the selected 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 Used 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 configure a monitor in the configuration file.
    Enable Kibana Dashboard Used to enable the default Kibana dashboard. Alibaba Cloud Kibana is configured in a VPC. You must enable private network access for Kibana on the Kibana configuration page. For more information, see Configure an IP address whitelist for access to the Kibana console over the Internet or an internal network.
    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 specify 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. Otherwise, the system prompts a shipper installation error.
    After you save the modifications, the shipper state changes to Enabling. After the state changes to Enabled, the shipper configuration modification is complete.