Install and configure logstash forwarder (filebeat)

Most of the time you’ll want to use the ELK stack to process your logs from a separate server. Previously we used a tool called the logstash forwarder, however it’s now called filebeat instead. It makes sense to offload your log processing CPU work to another server so that it won’t interfere with the operation […]

ELK Stack Powered Analytics

Just what is the ELK Stack? The (ELK) stack consists of Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana opensource applications. Each of these software packages is open source, yet managed by the open-source vendor Elastic. Even though they are separate applications, they’ve been designed and tested to work together magnificently. To help understand what the technology is all […]

Etcd, what is it?

So just what is ectd? It’s a distributed key-value store for shared configuration and service discovery. It’s focus is on an API which is well defined, secure with TLS, proven fast, reliable using raft distribution. It’s written in Go and uses consensus calgorithum to manage a highly a ailable replication log. etcd is used in […]