Metricbeat can be deployed on any VM or any Bare Metal server. Metricbeat collects data associated with a customer system, for example, resources, processes, and process states. Metricbeat has formatting of its own that can be published on the Kafka bus.
To get the information into VMware Telco Cloud Service Assurance, the Metricbeat data must be mapped. If there are no data that map to VMware Telco Cloud Service Assurance metric models, than a generic metric model is used. The VMware pipline takes the generic model and publishes the data into Elasticsearch. You can create reports from the generic metric data types.
The following is an example of Metricbeat formatting: