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Getting Started with Elastic Stack 8.0

By : Asjad Athick
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Book Image

Getting Started with Elastic Stack 8.0

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By: Asjad Athick

Overview of this book

The Elastic Stack helps you work with massive volumes of data to power use cases in the search, observability, and security solution areas. This three-part book starts with an introduction to the Elastic Stack with high-level commentary on the solutions the stack can be leveraged for. The second section focuses on each core component, giving you a detailed understanding of the component and the role it plays. You’ll start by working with Elasticsearch to ingest, search, analyze, and store data for your use cases. Next, you’ll look at Logstash, Beats, and Elastic Agent as components that can collect, transform, and load data. Later chapters help you use Kibana as an interface to consume Elastic solutions and interact with data on Elasticsearch. The last section explores the three main use cases offered on top of the Elastic Stack. You’ll start with a full-text search and look at real-world outcomes powered by search capabilities. Furthermore, you’ll learn how the stack can be used to monitor and observe large and complex IT environments. Finally, you’ll understand how to detect, prevent, and respond to security threats across your environment. The book ends by highlighting architecture best practices for successful Elastic Stack deployments. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to implement the Elastic Stack and derive value from it.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Section 1: Core Components
Section 2: Working with the Elastic Stack
Section 3: Building Solutions with the Elastic Stack

Implementing successful deployments of the Elastic Stack

Once you have designed and implemented the right architecture for your deployment of Elastic Stack, it is important to consider some of the operational best practices when it comes to running and maintaining your deployment.

While fundamental considerations for running large-scale IT platforms such as patching/vulnerability management, privileged access management, quality of service/quota management, and others apply, this section focuses on some quick and easy wins to improve operational resiliency and processes for you to consider as you get started with your Elastic Stack journey:

  • Monitoring and observing Elastic Stack components

It is important to consider how critical components of Elastic Stack will be monitored and observed as part of your broader IT environment. Elastic Beats Agents come with out-of-the-box modules for Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash, and Beats themselves to collect logs and metrics...