ELK Stack

ELK is an acronym stands for  Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana

This is a trio of tools that www.elasticsearch.org has packaged up into a very simple and flexible way to handle, store and visualize data. Logstash collects the logs, parses them and stores them in Elasticsearch. Kibana is simply a set of (sophisticated) ajax web pages that knows how to to talk to Elasticsearch to visualize the data.

Quite simple and powerful

To make use of this tio, start by deploying in this order:
  1. Elasticseach (first, you have have some place to put things)
  2. Kibana (so you can see what's going on in elasticsearch easily)
  3. Logstash (to start collecting data)