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DevOps for VMware Administrators by Trevor A. Roberts Jr., Yvo van Doorn, Egle Sigler, Josh Atwell

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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 a 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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