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Steps to verify elastic stack creation
2017-01-03 07:40:48 -0800

Steps to verify elastic stack creation

1. Open kibana interface
  1. Open the kibana ALB DNSName in a browser tab
  • you can find the ALB DNSName form stack output list
  • also you can find the ALB DNSName form Load Balancers list in AWS console.


  1. The link will open up kibana interface.


2. Create a Management instance in public subnet
  1. Bring up a CentOs instance in our public subnet inorder to access ELK instances.
  2. SSH in to Management instance.
    ssh-add <pem>
    ssh -A centos@<ip>
3.Inastall filebeat 5.1.1
 curl -L -O
 sudo rpm -vi filebeat-5.1.1-x86_64.rpm
  1. Update file beat logstash configuration
  • Switch to root user
sudo su
  • Open filebeat.yml
vi /etc/filebeat/filebeat.yml
  • Comment default elastcsearch configuration
  • Uncomment logstash configuration and update host with logstash elb DNSName
  # The Logstash hosts
  hosts: ["<logstash-elb-DNSname>:80"]
  • restart filebeat service
systemctl restart filebeat
  1. Verfiy results in kibana
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