DevOps Classroom Series – 14/Apr/2021

What are logs

  • A log file records either events that occur in operatings or the software runs
  • There are three kinds of logs
    • Event Log
    • Transactional logs
    • Message logs

Components of Elastic Stack

  • Elastic Search: This stores all your data and provides search and analytics capabilities in scalable way

  • Logstash:

    • This helps in centralizing event data such as logs, metrics and other data in any format.
    • This can perform transformation
    • This is a server side component.
    • Logstash enable collection of data from wide number of input sources and transforms and sends the logs to Elastic Search
  • Kibana: This helps in providing visual interfaces to search the elastic search and provide analysis

  • Beats:

    • This is complementary to logstash
    • Beats is a client side component.
    • Beats can read different logs and forward it to the logstash/elastic search
  • X-pack:

    • This pack has features such as
      • security
      • monitoring
      • reporing
      • alerting
      • graph
      • machine learning Preview
  • Elastic Cloud: Elastic cloud is the hosted and managed setup of Elastic Stack components


Installing Elastic Stack

  • Lets take one server an install elastic search and kibana in it.
  • This server needs atleast 2 Vcpus and 4 GB of RAM
  • This server will be a linux server with ubuntu distribution or centos distribution
  • Installing elastic search on ubuntu Refer Here
wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https
echo "deb stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/elastic-7.x.list
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install elasticsearch
  • post configuration
sudo /bin/systemctl daemon-reload
sudo /bin/systemctl enable elasticsearch.service
  • Installing elastic search on centos Refer Here
  • Installing elastic search on windows 10
  • Next Steps:
    • Configuring elastic search to run on linux systems on cloud

Learning parallelly

  • Linux Classroom Recorded Sessions on Youtube Refer Here
  • Creating a linux ec2 instance (vm) on AWS Refer Here
  • Creating a linux vm in Azure Refer Here

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