We first posted about monitoring Kafka with Filebeat in 2016. Since the 6.5 release, the Beats team has been supporting a Kafka module. This module automates much of the work involved in monitoring a Kafka cluster. In this blog post, we'll focus on collecting logs and metric data with the Kafka modules in Filebeat and Metricbeat. We'll be ingesting that data into a cluster hosted on the Elasticsearch Service, and we'll explore the Kibana dashboards provided by the Beats modules.