Centralized Logging with the Elastic Stack: Getting Started

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It can be quite difficult to create a centralized dashboard and repository for all alerting, monitoring, and logging for a company-wide server infrastructure. In this course, Centralized Logging with the Elastic Stack: Getting Started, you'll learn how to leverage tools like Elasticsearch, Kibana, and the Beats tools to do exactly that. First, you'll build a back end repository using Elasticsearch. Then, you'll start to deploy Filebeats, Metricbeat, Winlogbeat, and more to target servers. Finally, you'll learn how to coalesce all that data into useful charts and dashboards in order to monitor the status of server resources. As a bonus, you'll also learn how to to setup active alerting to send messages to email, SMS, Slack, Hipchat, and more. When you've completed this course, you'll have the skills to setup a completely open source alerting, monitoring, and logging system from scratch.
  • Course Overview
    • Course Overview
  • Introduction
    • Introduction
  • Configuring Elasticsearch
    • Introducing the Monitoring Challenge
    • Installing Elasticsearch on Linux
    • Installing Elasticsearch on Windows Server
  • Installing Logstash
    • Introduction to Logstash
    • Installing Logstash
  • Visualizing with Kibana
    • Introduction to Kibana
    • Installing and Configuring Kibana
  • Instrumenting Windows Servers
    • Installing and Configuring Winlogbeat
    • Setting up Logstash for Beats
    • Creating Winlogbeat Dashboards
    • Creating Metricbeat Dashboards
  • Instrumenting Linux Servers
    • Installing and Configuring Filebeat
    • Creating Linux Dashboards
  • Instrumenting Network Traffic
    • Installing and Configuring Packetbeat on Windows
    • Graphing ICMP and HTTP Network Traffic in Kibana
  • Instrumenting IIS Logs
    • Configuring Filebeat and Logstash for IIS
    • Graphing IIS Request Data with Kibana
  • Alerting with Watcher
    • Installing and Configuring Watcher
    • Setting up an Email Watch and Alert
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