How to install Metricbeat on macOS using Homebrew

This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install Metricbeat on macOS using Homebrew. Metricbeat is a lightweight shipper that periodically collect metrics from the operating system.

What is Metricbeat?

“Metricbeat is a lightweight shipper that you can install on your servers to periodically collect metrics from the operating system and from services running on the server. Metricbeat takes the metrics and statistics that it collects and ships them to the output that you specify, such as Elasticsearch or Logstash.” ~ Metricbeat Documentation

What is Homebrew?

Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple’s macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS.

Quick Commands

The following is the single command required to install Metricbeat on macOS using Homebrew.

$ brew install metricbeat 

Brew Commands

This section provide a quick set of commands on how to install Metricbeat on macOS using Homebrew. It is assumed that Homebrew is already installed. If not, please follow this link.

$ brew update                  # Fetch latest version of homebrew and formula.
$ brew search metricbeat       # Searches for formula called metricbeat
$ brew info metricbeat         # Displays information about metricbeat
$ brew install metricbeat      # Install the metricbeat formulae.
$ brew cleanup                 # Remove any older versions of any formula

Summary

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Metricbeat on macOS making use of Homebrew. Follow me on any of the different social media platforms and feel free to leave comments.

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