Chapter 17. Intro to the ELK: Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana

Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana, also called the ELK stack, are three powerful tools. Elasticsearch is a search server where the data is stored and optimized for indexing. Logstash is data (log) shipping and cleaning tool. Kibana is the front end for viewing and analyzing data. Each of them can be used as a standalone tool, but the combination of all of them makes a perfect combination for managing logs.

This chapter provides a quick introduction into each tool and explains how to combine them for effective log management. Topics covered in this chapter include the following:

Understanding the Elasticsearch index

Working with Elasticsearch data

Installing Elasticsearch plugins ...

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