Logstash

Logstash and confd

Making a dynamic Logstash container with confd.

Austin Burnett

8 minute read

In my last post I talked about making your application containers more portable in regards to logging. The way my team ended up doing this was by shipping a container along with our application container that served as a data container to mount application logs to and having Logstash run in that container with application logs as the input. I mentioned in the previous post that I had found adding as much information to the logs as you can at the source will alleviate problems later. After having…

Portable Docker Logging

Docker is a useful tool, but getting your logs while maintaining the container-host separation can be difficult.

Austin Burnett

8 minute read

In the past couple years, the way we think about our infrastructure has undergone a makeover. Without a doubt, the biggest shift in operations and infrastructure has been towards containers. As a result, we’ve been forced to question the way we do infrastructure. Before containers, you’re “deliverable” was the application itself. Your configuration management tools would provision your host to be able to run that application. With containers, you’re…

Setting Up An ELK Stack for IRC Logs: Part Three

This post will outline upgrading to Logstash 2.1.x and getting Kibana setup to visualize our logs.

Austin Burnett

9 minute read

Alright, time to wrap up this quest to create an ELK stack for our IRC logs. We will finish up our cluster by setting up Logstash to index logs to our Elasticsearch cluster constantly and stand up Kibana in order to visualize our log data.