DevOps Classroom Series – 27/Apr/2021

Beats

  • Beats are lightweight data shippers that are installed on edge servers (servers on which your applications run) and can ship the logs/data to logstash/elastic search

  • Popular beats

    • Filebeat
    • Metricbeat
    • Packetbeat
    • Heartbeat
    • Winlogbeat
    • Auditbeat
    • JournalBeat
  • Community beats Refer Here

    • springbeats
    • rsbeat
    • dockerbeat
    • nginxbeat
    • mysqlbeat
    • mongobeat
    • apachebeat
    • amazon-beat
  • Lets install file beat on ubuntu Refer Here

  • Lets create a conf file to read the logs from tcp port and send them to stdout

    • Refer Here for logstash conf for apache server
    • Now copy this file into /etc/logstash/conf.d and start the logstash as service Preview
  • We would have a configuration to send

    • apache logs to logstash and from there to elastic search
    • mysql logs to loststash and from there to elastic search
    • using metric beats to send metrics to elastic search

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