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Kibana Essentials

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Kibana Essentials

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Kibana Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers

The installation of Logstash

In this section, Logstash will be installed. Logstash 1.5.4 will be installed, and the section covers the installation on Ubuntu and Windows separately.

The installation of Logstash on Ubuntu 14.04

To install Logstash on Ubuntu, perform the following steps:

  1. Download Logstash 1.5.4 as a tar file using the following command in the terminal:

    curl-L -O
  2. Extract the downloaded .tar file using the following command:

    tar -xvzf logstash-1.5.4.tar.gz

    This will extract the files and folder into the current working directory.

  3. Navigate to the bin directory within the logstash-1.5.4 directory:

    cd logstash-1.5.4/bin
  4. To check whether Logstash has been installed successfully, type the following command in the terminal after navigating to the bin folder:

    logstash --version

    This will print the Logstash version installed.

The installation of Logstash on Windows

We can install Logstash on Windows by going through and applying...