This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install Heartbeat on macOS using Homebrew. Heartbeat is a lightweight daemon that you install on a remote server to periodically check the status of your services and determine whether they are available.
What is Heartbeat?
“Heartbeat is a lightweight daemon that you install on a remote server to periodically check the status of your services and determine whether they are available. Unlike Metricbeat, which only tells you if your servers are up or down, Heartbeat tells you whether your services are reachable.” ~ Heartbeat Documentation
What is Homebrew?
Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple’s macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS.
The following is the single command required to install Heartbeat on macOS using Homebrew.
$ brew install heartbeat
This section provide a quick set of commands on how to install Metricbeat on macOS using Homebrew. It is assumed that Homebrew is already installed. If not, please follow this link.
$ brew update # Fetch latest version of homebrew and formula.
$ brew search heartbeat # Searches for formula called heartbeat
$ brew info heartbeat # Displays information about heartbeat
$ brew install heartbeat # Install the heartbeat formulae.
$ brew cleanup # Remove any older versions of any formula
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Heartbeat on macOS making use of Homebrew. Follow me on any of the different social media platforms and feel free to leave comments.