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A module to install and manage the winlogbeat log shipper


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Version information

  • 1.0.1 (latest)
  • 1.0.0
  • 0.2.2
  • 0.2.1
  • 0.2.0
released Mar 5th 2021
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2019.8.x, 2019.7.x, 2019.5.x, 2019.4.x, 2019.3.x, 2019.2.x, 2019.1.x, 2019.0.x, 2018.1.x
  • Puppet >= 5.5.8 < 7.0.0

Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'puppet-winlogbeat', '1.0.1'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add puppet-winlogbeat
Learn more about using this module with an existing project

Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install puppet-winlogbeat --version 1.0.1

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puppet/winlogbeat — version 1.0.1 Mar 5th 2021


Table of Contents

  1. Description
  2. Setup - The basics of getting started with winlogbeat
  3. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  4. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  5. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  6. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


The winlogbeat module installs and configures the winlogbeat log shipper maintained by elastic.


What winlogbeat affects

By default winlogbeat downloads the software to your system, and installs winlogbeat along with required configurations.

Setup Requirements

The winlogbeat module depends on:

Beginning with winlogbeat

winlogbeat can be installed with puppet module install puppet-winlogbeat (or with r10k, librarian-puppet, etc.)

The only required parameter, other than which event logs to ship, is the outputs parameter.


All of the default values in winlogbeat follow the upstream defaults (at the time of writing).

To ship files to elasticsearch:

class { 'winlogbeat':
  outputs => {
    'elasticsearch' => {
     'hosts' => [
     'index'       => 'winlogbeat',
     'cas'         => [

To ship log files through logstash:

class { 'winlogbeat':
  outputs => {
    'logstash'     => {
     'hosts' => [
     'index'       => 'winlogbeat',
     'loadbalance' => true,

Shipper and logging options can be configured the same way, and are documented on the elastic website.


This module doesn't load the elasticsearch index template into elasticsearch (required when shipping directly to elasticsearch).


Pull requests and bug reports are welcome. If you're sending a pull request, please consider writing tests if applicable.

Release Notes/Contributors/Etc.

Used the pcfens/filebeat module as a starting point.