What is an Elastic integration?

This integration is powered by Elastic Agent. Elastic Agent is a single, unified way to add monitoring for logs, metrics, and other types of data to a host. It can also protect hosts from security threats, query data from operating systems, forward data from remote services or hardware, and more. Refer to our documentation for a detailed comparison between Beats and Elastic Agent.

Prefer to use Beats for this use case? See Filebeat modules for logs or Metricbeat modules for metrics.

Overview

Logs

The ec2 dataset is specifically for EC2 logs stored in AWS CloudWatch. Export logs from log groups to Amazon S3 bucket which has SQS notification setup already. With this dataset, EC2 logs will be parsed into fields like ip_address and process.name. For logs from other services, please use cloudwatch dataset.

Exported fields

FieldDescriptionType
@timestamp
Event timestamp.
date
aws.ec2.ip_address
The internet address of the requester.
keyword
cloud.account.id
The cloud account or organization id used to identify different entities in a multi-tenant environment. Examples: AWS account id, Google Cloud ORG Id, or other unique identifier.
keyword
cloud.availability_zone
Availability zone in which this host is running.
keyword
cloud.image.id
Image ID for the cloud instance.
keyword
cloud.instance.id
Instance ID of the host machine.
keyword
cloud.instance.name
Instance name of the host machine.
keyword
cloud.machine.type
Machine type of the host machine.
keyword
cloud.project.id
Name of the project in Google Cloud.
keyword
cloud.provider
Name of the cloud provider. Example values are aws, azure, gcp, or digitalocean.
keyword
cloud.region
Region in which this host is running.
keyword
container.id
Unique container id.
keyword
container.image.name
Name of the image the container was built on.
keyword
container.labels
Image labels.
object
container.name
Container name.
keyword
data_stream.dataset
Data stream dataset.
constant_keyword
data_stream.namespace
Data stream namespace.
constant_keyword
data_stream.type
Data stream type.
constant_keyword
ecs.version
ECS version this event conforms to. ecs.version is a required field and must exist in all events. When querying across multiple indices -- which may conform to slightly different ECS versions -- this field lets integrations adjust to the schema version of the events.
keyword
error.message
Error message.
match_only_text
event.dataset
Event dataset
constant_keyword
event.module
Event module
constant_keyword
host.architecture
Operating system architecture.
keyword
host.containerized
If the host is a container.
boolean
host.domain
Name of the domain of which the host is a member. For example, on Windows this could be the host's Active Directory domain or NetBIOS domain name. For Linux this could be the domain of the host's LDAP provider.
keyword
host.hostname
Hostname of the host. It normally contains what the hostname command returns on the host machine.
keyword
host.id
Unique host id. As hostname is not always unique, use values that are meaningful in your environment. Example: The current usage of beat.name.
keyword
host.ip
Host ip addresses.
ip
host.mac
Host mac addresses.
keyword
host.name
Name of the host. It can contain what hostname returns on Unix systems, the fully qualified domain name, or a name specified by the user. The sender decides which value to use.
keyword
host.os.build
OS build information.
keyword
host.os.codename
OS codename, if any.
keyword
host.os.family
OS family (such as redhat, debian, freebsd, windows).
keyword
host.os.kernel
Operating system kernel version as a raw string.
keyword
host.os.name
Operating system name, without the version.
keyword
host.os.name.text
Multi-field of host.os.name.
text
host.os.platform
Operating system platform (such centos, ubuntu, windows).
keyword
host.os.version
Operating system version as a raw string.
keyword
host.type
Type of host. For Cloud providers this can be the machine type like t2.medium. If vm, this could be the container, for example, or other information meaningful in your environment.
keyword
message
For log events the message field contains the log message, optimized for viewing in a log viewer. For structured logs without an original message field, other fields can be concatenated to form a human-readable summary of the event. If multiple messages exist, they can be combined into one message.
match_only_text
process.name
Process name.
keyword
tags
List of keywords used to tag each event.
keyword

An example event for ec2 looks as following:

{
    "data_stream": {
        "namespace": "default",
        "type": "logs",
        "dataset": "aws.ec2_logs"
    },
    "process": {
        "name": "systemd"
    },
    "@timestamp": "2020-02-20T07:01:01.000Z",
    "ecs": {
        "version": "8.0.0"
    },
    "event": {
        "ingested": "2021-07-19T21:47:04.871450600Z",
        "original": "2020-02-20T07:01:01.000Z Feb 20 07:01:01 ip-172-31-81-156 systemd: Stopping User Slice of root."
    },
    "aws": {
        "ec2": {
            "ip_address": "ip-172-31-81-156"
        }
    },
    "message": "Stopping User Slice of root.",
    "tags": [
        "preserve_original_event"
    ]
}

Metrics

An example event for ec2 looks as following:

{
    "@timestamp": "2022-05-26T12:40:00.000Z",
    "agent": {
        "name": "docker-fleet-agent",
        "id": "24d50340-a9d0-4d5d-9f42-fe9cb4b8c95d",
        "type": "metricbeat",
        "ephemeral_id": "f8282deb-ebc7-4d1f-9386-207f56657244",
        "version": "8.2.0"
    },
    "elastic_agent": {
        "id": "24d50340-a9d0-4d5d-9f42-fe9cb4b8c95d",
        "version": "8.2.0",
        "snapshot": false
    },
    "cloud": {
        "availability_zone": "us-east-1c",
        "instance": {
            "name": "elastic-package-test-33138",
            "id": "i-0de58890d94dda2e3"
        },
        "provider": "aws",
        "machine": {
            "type": "t1.micro"
        },
        "region": "us-east-1",
        "account": {
            "name": "elastic-beats",
            "id": "428152502467"
        }
    },
    "ecs": {
        "version": "8.0.0"
    },
    "service": {
        "type": "aws"
    },
    "data_stream": {
        "namespace": "default",
        "type": "metrics",
        "dataset": "aws.ec2_metrics"
    },
    "host": {
        "hostname": "docker-fleet-agent",
        "disk": {
            "read": {
                "bytes": 0
            },
            "write": {
                "bytes": 0
            }
        },
        "os": {
            "kernel": "5.10.47-linuxkit",
            "codename": "focal",
            "name": "Ubuntu",
            "type": "linux",
            "family": "debian",
            "version": "20.04.4 LTS (Focal Fossa)",
            "platform": "ubuntu"
        },
        "containerized": true,
        "ip": [
            "192.168.80.7"
        ],
        "name": "elastic-package-test-33138",
        "cpu": {
            "usage": 0.08265027322397175
        },
        "id": "i-0de58890d94dda2e3",
        "mac": [
            "02:42:c0:a8:50:07"
        ],
        "architecture": "x86_64",
        "network": {
            "ingress": {
                "bytes": 1992
            },
            "egress": {
                "bytes": 1800
            }
        }
    },
    "metricset": {
        "period": 300000,
        "name": "cloudwatch"
    },
    "event": {
        "duration": 15936070000,
        "agent_id_status": "verified",
        "ingested": "2022-05-26T12:44:52Z",
        "module": "aws",
        "dataset": "aws.ec2_metrics"
    },
    "aws": {
        "ec2": {
            "diskio": {
                "read": {
                    "count_per_sec": 0,
                    "bytes_per_sec": 0
                },
                "write": {
                    "count_per_sec": 0,
                    "bytes_per_sec": 0
                }
            },
            "instance": {
                "image": {
                    "id": "ami-0ff900168d0231cd3"
                },
                "core": {
                    "count": 1
                },
                "private": {
                    "ip": "172.31.16.45",
                    "dns_name": "ip-172-31-16-45.ec2.internal"
                },
                "threads_per_core": 1,
                "public": {
                    "ip": "54.90.153.147",
                    "dns_name": "ec2-54-90-153-147.compute-1.amazonaws.com"
                },
                "state": {
                    "code": 16,
                    "name": "running"
                },
                "monitoring": {
                    "state": "enabled"
                }
            },
            "cpu": {
                "credit_balance": 144,
                "credit_usage": 0.004121
            },
            "status": {
                "check_failed": 0,
                "check_failed_instance": 0,
                "check_failed_system": 0
            },
            "network": {
                "in": {
                    "bytes_per_sec": 33.2
                },
                "out": {
                    "bytes_per_sec": 30
                }
            }
        },
        "cloudwatch": {
            "namespace": "AWS/EC2"
        },
        "dimensions": {
            "InstanceId": "i-0de58890d94dda2e3"
        },
        "tags": {
            "Name": "elastic-package-test-33138"
        }
    }
}

Exported fields

FieldDescriptionType
@timestamp
Event timestamp.
date
aws.*.metrics.*.*
Metrics that returned from Cloudwatch API query.
object
aws.cloudwatch.namespace
The namespace specified when query cloudwatch api.
keyword
aws.dimensions.*
Metric dimensions.
object
aws.dimensions.AutoScalingGroupName
An Auto Scaling group is a collection of instances you define if you're using Auto Scaling.
keyword
aws.dimensions.ImageId
This dimension filters the data you request for all instances running this Amazon EC2 Amazon Machine Image (AMI)
keyword
aws.dimensions.InstanceId
Amazon EC2 instance ID
keyword
aws.dimensions.InstanceType
This dimension filters the data you request for all instances running with this specified instance type.
keyword
aws.ec2.cpu.credit_balance
The number of earned CPU credits that an instance has accrued since it was launched or started.
long
aws.ec2.cpu.credit_usage
The number of CPU credits spent by the instance for CPU utilization.
long
aws.ec2.cpu.surplus_credit_balance
The number of surplus credits that have been spent by an unlimited instance when its CPUCreditBalance value is zero.
long
aws.ec2.cpu.surplus_credits_charged
The number of spent surplus credits that are not paid down by earned CPU credits, and which thus incur an additional charge.
long
aws.ec2.cpu.total.pct
The percentage of allocated EC2 compute units that are currently in use on the instance.
scaled_float
aws.ec2.diskio.read.bytes
Bytes read from all instance store volumes available to the instance.
long
aws.ec2.diskio.read.bytes_per_sec
Bytes read per second from all instance store volumes available to the instance.
long
aws.ec2.diskio.read.count
Completed read operations from all instance store volumes available to the instance in a specified period of time.
long
aws.ec2.diskio.read.count_per_sec
Completed read operations per second from all instance store volumes available to the instance in a specified period of time.
long
aws.ec2.diskio.write.bytes
Bytes written to all instance store volumes available to the instance.
long
aws.ec2.diskio.write.bytes_per_sec
Bytes written per second to all instance store volumes available to the instance.
long
aws.ec2.diskio.write.count
Completed write operations to all instance store volumes available to the instance in a specified period of time.
long
aws.ec2.diskio.write.count_per_sec
Completed write operations per second to all instance store volumes available to the instance in a specified period of time.
long
aws.ec2.instance.core.count
The number of CPU cores for the instance.
integer
aws.ec2.instance.image.id
The ID of the image used to launch the instance.
keyword
aws.ec2.instance.monitoring.state
Indicates whether detailed monitoring is enabled.
keyword
aws.ec2.instance.private.dns_name
The private DNS name of the network interface.
keyword
aws.ec2.instance.private.ip
The private IPv4 address associated with the network interface.
ip
aws.ec2.instance.public.dns_name
The public DNS name of the instance.
keyword
aws.ec2.instance.public.ip
The address of the Elastic IP address (IPv4) bound to the network interface.
ip
aws.ec2.instance.state.code
The state of the instance, as a 16-bit unsigned integer.
integer
aws.ec2.instance.state.name
The state of the instance (pending
running
aws.ec2.instance.threads_per_core
The number of threads per CPU core.
integer
aws.ec2.network.in.bytes
The number of bytes received on all network interfaces by the instance.
long
aws.ec2.network.in.bytes_per_sec
The number of bytes per second received on all network interfaces by the instance.
long
aws.ec2.network.in.packets
The number of packets received on all network interfaces by the instance.
long
aws.ec2.network.in.packets_per_sec
The number of packets per second sent out on all network interfaces by the instance.
long
aws.ec2.network.out.bytes
The number of bytes sent out on all network interfaces by the instance.
long
aws.ec2.network.out.bytes_per_sec
The number of bytes per second sent out on all network interfaces by the instance.
long
aws.ec2.network.out.packets
The number of packets sent out on all network interfaces by the instance.
long
aws.ec2.network.out.packets_per_sec
The number of packets per second sent out on all network interfaces by the instance.
long
aws.ec2.status.check_failed
Reports whether the instance has passed both the instance status check and the system status check in the last minute.
long
aws.ec2.status.check_failed_instance
Reports whether the instance has passed the instance status check in the last minute.
long
aws.ec2.status.check_failed_system
Reports whether the instance has passed the system status check in the last minute.
long
aws.s3.bucket.name
Name of a S3 bucket.
keyword
aws.tags.*
Tag key value pairs from aws resources.
object
cloud
Fields related to the cloud or infrastructure the events are coming from.
group
cloud.account.id
The cloud account or organization id used to identify different entities in a multi-tenant environment. Examples: AWS account id, Google Cloud ORG Id, or other unique identifier.
keyword
cloud.account.name
The cloud account name or alias used to identify different entities in a multi-tenant environment. Examples: AWS account name, Google Cloud ORG display name.
keyword
cloud.availability_zone
Availability zone in which this host is running.
keyword
cloud.image.id
Image ID for the cloud instance.
keyword
cloud.instance.id
Instance ID of the host machine.
keyword
cloud.instance.name
Instance name of the host machine.
keyword
cloud.machine.type
Machine type of the host machine.
keyword
cloud.project.id
Name of the project in Google Cloud.
keyword
cloud.provider
Name of the cloud provider. Example values are aws, azure, gcp, or digitalocean.
keyword
cloud.region
Region in which this host is running.
keyword
container.id
Unique container id.
keyword
container.image.name
Name of the image the container was built on.
keyword
container.labels
Image labels.
object
container.name
Container name.
keyword
data_stream.dataset
Data stream dataset.
constant_keyword
data_stream.namespace
Data stream namespace.
constant_keyword
data_stream.type
Data stream type.
constant_keyword
ecs.version
ECS version this event conforms to. ecs.version is a required field and must exist in all events. When querying across multiple indices -- which may conform to slightly different ECS versions -- this field lets integrations adjust to the schema version of the events.
keyword
error
These fields can represent errors of any kind. Use them for errors that happen while fetching events or in cases where the event itself contains an error.
group
error.message
Error message.
match_only_text
event.dataset
Event dataset
constant_keyword
event.module
Event module
constant_keyword
host.architecture
Operating system architecture.
keyword
host.containerized
If the host is a container.
boolean
host.cpu.pct
Percent CPU used. This value is normalized by the number of CPU cores and it ranges from 0 to 1.
scaled_float
host.cpu.usage
Percent CPU used which is normalized by the number of CPU cores and it ranges from 0 to 1. Scaling factor: 1000. For example: For a two core host, this value should be the average of the two cores, between 0 and 1.
scaled_float
host.disk.read.bytes
The total number of bytes read successfully in a given period of time.
long
host.disk.write.bytes
The total number of bytes write successfully in a given period of time.
long
host.domain
Name of the domain of which the host is a member. For example, on Windows this could be the host's Active Directory domain or NetBIOS domain name. For Linux this could be the domain of the host's LDAP provider.
keyword
host.hostname
Hostname of the host. It normally contains what the hostname command returns on the host machine.
keyword
host.id
Unique host id. As hostname is not always unique, use values that are meaningful in your environment. Example: The current usage of beat.name.
keyword
host.ip
Host ip addresses.
ip
host.mac
Host mac addresses.
keyword
host.name
Name of the host. It can contain what hostname returns on Unix systems, the fully qualified domain name, or a name specified by the user. The sender decides which value to use.
keyword
host.network.egress.bytes
The number of bytes (gauge) sent out on all network interfaces by the host since the last metric collection.
long
host.network.egress.packets
The number of packets (gauge) sent out on all network interfaces by the host since the last metric collection.
long
host.network.in.bytes
The number of bytes received on all network interfaces by the host in a given period of time.
long
host.network.in.packets
The number of packets received on all network interfaces by the host in a given period of time.
long
host.network.ingress.bytes
The number of bytes received (gauge) on all network interfaces by the host since the last metric collection.
long
host.network.ingress.packets
The number of packets (gauge) received on all network interfaces by the host since the last metric collection.
long
host.network.out.bytes
The number of bytes sent out on all network interfaces by the host in a given period of time.
long
host.network.out.packets
The number of packets sent out on all network interfaces by the host in a given period of time.
long
host.os.build
OS build information.
keyword
host.os.codename
OS codename, if any.
keyword
host.os.family
OS family (such as redhat, debian, freebsd, windows).
keyword
host.os.kernel
Operating system kernel version as a raw string.
keyword
host.os.name
Operating system name, without the version.
keyword
host.os.name.text
Multi-field of host.os.name.
text
host.os.platform
Operating system platform (such centos, ubuntu, windows).
keyword
host.os.version
Operating system version as a raw string.
keyword
host.type
Type of host. For Cloud providers this can be the machine type like t2.medium. If vm, this could be the container, for example, or other information meaningful in your environment.
keyword
service.type
The type of the service data is collected from. The type can be used to group and correlate logs and metrics from one service type. Example: If logs or metrics are collected from Elasticsearch, service.type would be elasticsearch.
keyword