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Getting Started with Elastic Stack 8.0

By : Asjad Athick
Book Image

Getting Started with Elastic Stack 8.0

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

Using Elastic Cloud Enterprise (ECE) for orchestration

Managing large Elasticsearch clusters manually can often require a lot of work. Scaling clusters and managing version upgrades and so on requires administrators to plan and execute changes, often in sensitive environments. This effect can be compounded if a team is managing multiple Elasticsearch deployments within an organization. Orchestration capabilities can significantly help in such scenarios.

ECE is a subscription product offered by Elastic, giving teams the ability to provision and manage Elasticsearch deployments using an easy-to-use API or a web interface. ECE can handle rolling upgrades to deploy changes in configuration, stack version upgrades, and deployment scaling events without any manual intervention. It also supports multi-zone setups to provide high availability to Elasticsearch deployments.

ECE architecture

ECE uses Docker to run platform services as virtualized components. It relies on the following...