Installing the Elastic Stack

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.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 17, 2021
Duration
1h 30m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 17, 2021
Duration
1h 30m
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Description

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
About the author

Dr. Josh Stroschein is an Assistant Professor at Dakota State University where he teaches malware analysis, software exploitation, reverse engineering, and penetration testing. Josh also works as a malware analyst for Bromium, an end-point security company and is the Director of Training for the Open Information Security Foundation (OISF).

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi, everyone. My name is Josh Stroschein, and welcome to my course, Installing the Elastic Stack. I am an independent security researcher and trainer, a threat researcher for HP, as well as an associate professor at Dakota State University. In this course, we are going to learn how to leverage tools like Elasticsearch, Kibana, and Beats to create a robust enterprise logging and monitoring solution. Some of the major topics that we will cover include installing and configuring Elasticsearch, Kibana, and Logstash; deploying Beats to gather and normalize log data, system metrics, and network traffic; how to utilize Kibana to create visualizations and dashboards to explore, monitor, and operationalize your data; and next steps for getting your Elastic Stack production ready. By the end of this course, you'll have the skills to set up a completely open source alerting, monitoring, and logging solution from scratch. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with basic Linux and Windows commands and be comfortable working from a terminal. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn the Elastic Stack with my course, Installing the Elastic Stack, at Pluralsight.