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Getting Started with Elastic Stack 8.0

By : Asjad Athick
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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)
1
Section 1: Core Components
4
Section 2: Working with the Elastic Stack
12
Section 3: Building Solutions with the Elastic Stack

Manual installation of the stack

Elastic Stack components can be run on both Linux and Windows environments easily. The components are run as standalone products and do not offer any type of orchestration or automation capabilities. We will focus on Linux environments in this book; instructions for Windows-based environments can be found on the Elasticsearch reference guide:

https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/8.0/zip-windows.html

In order to complete the setup of the lab Elasticsearch cluster, please complete both the installation and configuration steps for your operating system/installation method of choice.

Elastic Stack components are often installed on dedicated hosts/machines depending on architecture, resource, and performance requirements. This chapter looks at installation while Chapter 13, Architecting Workloads on the Elastic Stack, delves into the architectural considerations around each component.

Elastic Stack components support various...