Project Tutorial: How to Set Up Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana Stack on Ubuntu

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If you manage a system that generates a large amount of data logs, then you need the ELK stack to make your work easy and hassle-free. The ELK stack is a comprehensive analysis platform that combines three open source tools:  Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana.

With the ELK stack, you can conveniently keep and manage logs in a central location, easily diagnose issues in your system, and reduce your workload.

In this project tutorial, How to Set Up Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana Stack on Ubuntu, you’ll learn how to configure the ELK on your machine.

This project is taught by Libro, who is a U.S.-based application developer with more than six years of experience.

Here is the schedule for this ELK stack tutorial:

  • Starting Date: Tuesday, September 18th 2018
  • Schedule: Videos will be uploaded weekly, until project is complete

What is the project about?

This project tutorial is about how to install Install Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana on Ubuntu.

Here are the main functions of each of the ELK stack components:

  • Elasticsearch—utilized in keeping and querying all incoming logs from Logstash
  • Logstash—utilized in gathering, parsing, and sending logs to Elasticsearch
  • Kibana—UI interface for managing and visualizing logs

This tutorial will cover all the steps for downloading, installing, and setting up each component on your Ubuntu machine.

For whom is the project aimed at?

Are you interested in learning about the ELK stack and how it can be used? Do you want to advance your skills in Ubuntu/Linux and take your skills to the next level? Are you excited in learning new things and escalating your career?

Then, this project is what you need to enhance your professional development.

Are there any prerequisites before enrolling in this project?

To ensure you grasp the concepts in this ELK stack tutorial quickly, you need to have the following:

  • Desire to learn
  • Patience
  • Ubuntu 14.03 native or VM of around 8GB

What will you be able to do after finishing this project?

After completing this project, you’ll know you to set up your own local stack and view logs from Kibana. You’ll gain essential skills for configuring the ELK stack and benefiting from centralized management of system logs and events.

This is the project you need to learn the ins and outs of installing and setting up the ELK stack on your Ubuntu machine for managing server logs.

The curriculum

Session 1: Setting up Elasticsearch

  • Setting up the workspace environment
  • Downloading and installing Java and Elasticsearch

Session 2: Setting up Logstash, Kibana and log generators

  • Downloading and installing Logstash and Kibana
  • Downloading and installing Beats
  • Downloading and installing apache
  • Downloading and installing nginx

Session 3: Configuring Logs

  • Configuring beat to apache logs
  • Configuring beat to nginx logs

Session 4: Configuring Kibana logs

  • Configuring apache log patterns
  • Configuring nginx log patterns

Wrapping up

Implementing centralized logging with ELK stack (which consists of Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana) on Ubuntu is helpful when trying to identify faults in your applications or servers. It provides you with the convenience of searching all your system logs in a single location.

This is the practical project tutorial you require to learn how to get your ELK stack up and running—from configuring the stack to utilizing Kibana for viewing the logs.

So, what are you still waiting for?

Register for the LiveEdu Pro subscription account and start learning how centralized management of logs on Ubuntu works.

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Here is the link to the ELK stack tutorial.

See you inside!


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