Centralized Logging with the Elastic Stack: Getting Started

By JP Toto
The Elastic Stack is one of the most effective ways to leverage open source technology to build a central logging, monitoring, and alerting system for servers and applications. This course will teach you how to setup of the Elastic Stack.
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(61)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
February 8, 2017
Duration
2h 21m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(61)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
February 8, 2017
Duration
2h 21m
Description

It can be quite difficult to create a centralized dashboard and repository for all alerting, monitoring, and logging for a company-wide server infrastructure. In this course, Centralized Logging with the Elastic Stack: Getting Started, you'll learn how to leverage tools like Elasticsearch, Kibana, and the Beats tools to do exactly that. First, you'll build a back end repository using Elasticsearch. Then, you'll start to deploy Filebeats, Metricbeat, Winlogbeat, and more to target servers. Finally, you'll learn how to coalesce all that data into useful charts and dashboards in order to monitor the status of server resources. As a bonus, you'll also learn how to to setup active alerting to send messages to email, SMS, Slack, Hipchat, and more. When you've completed this course, you'll have the skills to setup a completely open source alerting, monitoring, and logging system from scratch.

About the author
About the author

JP is a recovering enterprise consultant now living in the SaaS software products world.

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Transcript
Transcript

Hello, my name is JP Toto. I am a devops and infrastructure engineer at eMoney Advisor. Welcome to my course centralized logging with the Elastic stack, getting started.

Centralizing the alerting, monitoring, and logging for your server and application infrastructure is one of the best upgrades you can give your team to enable rapid, effective responses to outage or resource issues.

This course is an introduction to deploying all the components of the Elastic Stack in order to centralize all the logging and dashboards for server resources and application logs:

  • Installing and configuring Elasticsearch, Kibana, and Logstash
  • Deploying the Beats utilities to Windows and Linux servers in order to ship logs directly to Logstash
  • Creating useful charts and dashboards inside Kibana to display realtime log and resource data.
  • And active event alerting via email
By the end this course, you’ll know to install and configure Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash and many other Elastic Stack utilities in order to create a fully capable monitoring and dashboards system for your infrastructure.

Before beginning the course you should be familiar with linux and windows server administration, and the basics of log management.

I hope you’ll join me on this journey to learn more about the Elastic Stack with the Centralized Logging with the ElasticStack getting started course, at Pluralsight.