Logstash config for ELK stack explained

On my previous blog post about installing ELK stack without sudo access[1] one of the commentator asked me about explaining the Logstash config in more detail. For ease of reference the Logstash config is reproduced below: input { redis { host => "127.0.0.1" type => "redis" data_type => "list" key…

Why ELK stack

Problem statement: You have different applications feeding into each other. Debugging an issue requires logging into each individual box to look at the logs. With small number of apps/boxes it's not an issue, but it quickly becomes tedious as the number of apps/boxes increase! Solution: It would be…