Installing the Elastic Stack

by Josh Stroschein

The Elastic Stack is one of the one most robust ways to create a centralized logging, monitoring, and alerting framework utilizing open-source technology. This course will show you how to get started.

What you'll learn

Creating a centralized solution for enterprise-wide monitoring, logging and alerting can be a daunting task. In this course, Installing the Elastic Stack, you'll learn how to leverage tools like Elasticsearch, Kibana, and Beats to do create a robust logging and monitoring solution. First, you'll look at installing all of the necessary components such as Elasticsearch, Kibana and Logstash. Then, once storage and visualization capabilities are in place, you'll deploy beats to gather and normalize log data from servers and applications. Finally, you'll learn how to use Kibana to visualize data and explore next steps for getting your Elastic Stack production ready! When you've completed this course, you'll have the skills to setup a completely open-source alerting, monitoring, and logging solution from scratch.

About the author

Dr. Josh Stroschein is an Associate Professor at Dakota State University where he teaches malware analysis, software exploitation, reverse engineering, and penetration testing. Josh also works as a Threat Researcher for HP Wolf Security and is the Director of Training for the Open Information Security Foundation (OISF). Josh has spent years developing security-related courses and is passionate about sharing that knowledge with others all over the world.

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