Elastic Stack Essentials

Training Architect
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Myles Young
I am a father and husband with a passion for tech. I have large-scale enterprise IT experience in network security, agile development, middleware, QA, system reliability engineering, and data infrastructure engineering. I have worked in DevOps for most of my IT career with a focus on using automation and big data technologies for operational analytics and log aggregation to further support CI/CD pipelines. I have a great appreciation for distributed systems and finding non-obvious answers in mountains of data. I am excited to be working at Linux Academy where I get to share what I've learned with our awesome students!

Introduction

Getting Started

Course Overview
00:03:27
About the Author
00:00:20
Nomenclature: ELK vs Elastic Stack
00:01:23

What is the Elastic Stack?

Core Services

Beats
00:08:20
Logstash
00:03:15
Elasticsearch
00:18:10
Kibana
00:07:53

Premium Services and Platforms

X-Pack
00:08:07
Elastic Cloud and Elastic Cloud Enterprise
00:05:20
Live-Environment-Challenge: Elastic Stack Features and Services
00:30:00

Hands-On Demonstration

Web Access Log Aggregation

Elasticsearch: Create a Multi-Node Cluster
00:19:40
Logstash: Install and Configure a Pipeline
00:12:11
Filebeat: Install and Ship Log Events
00:15:59
Kibana: Install and Visualize
00:28:43
Live-Environment-Challenge: Elastic Stack Installation and Configuration
00:15:00
Hands-On-Lab: System Log Aggregation and Visualization with Elastic Stack
00:45:00

Course Conclusion

Final Steps

Whats Next?
00:05:10
Get Recognized
00:00:46

Details

This course is for those new to the Elastic Stack to get an introductory overview of its core services (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, Beats), features, terms, and basic administration. This course will follow a real-world use case of setting up a log aggregation pipeline for web access logs and analyzing said logs with Kibana via search, visualizations, and dashboards.



If you are looking for "ELK Stack" material, this is the place! Now that Elastic Stack is more than ElasticSearch, LogStash and Kibana, the "ELK" naming convention has been retired!


Study Guides

Elasticsearch Overview

A PDF export of the slide deck for the "Elasticsearch" lesson in the "What is Elastic Stack?" section.

Beats Overview

A PDF export of the slide deck for the "Beats" lesson in the "What is Elastic Stack?" section.

Logstash Overview

A PDF export of the slide deck for the "Logstash" lesson of the "What is Elastic Stack?" section.

Kibana Overview

A PDF export of the slide deck from the "Kibana" lesson of the "What is Elastic Stack?" section.

X-Pack Overview

A PDF export of the slide deck from the "X-Pack" lesson of the "What is Elastic Stack?" section.

Elastic Cloud and Elastic Cloud Enterprise Overview

A PDF export of the slide deck from the "Elastic Cloud and Elastic Cloud Enterprise" lesson of the "What is Elastic Stack?" section.

Instructor Deck

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