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Custom Beats Deprecated in 7.16

Elastic have deprecated generating Custom Beats. I’m not surprised by the move; signals showed that the project was barely a labour of love for Elastic.

The documentation has been updated to indicate the deprecation but I can’t find any discussion explaining the reasoning behind the decision. I’ve commented on the PR and hope to get a reply.

I mentioned in my guide to generating a custom Beat that the documentation was in poor shape and PRs weren’t being reviewed very quickly. I opened two PRs and each took over a year to be reviewed.

The custom Beat I wrote to bring data from Cisco ACI to Elasticsearch/Logstash is in the process of being rewritten. I will write about that experience when it’s complete.

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