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.

What you'll learn

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

JP is a recovering enterprise consultant now living in the SaaS software products world. He has been writing C# for about ten years and has more recently picked up Ruby, Python, and some occasional GoLang, although recently Devops is where his heart has been. He makes his home in Philadelphia, PA where he works in financial technology at a great company called eMoney Advisor. He smokes his own bacon and is a sucker for delicious cured meats.

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