First time with Logstash Elasticsearch and Kibana

On February 2th my colleague Simonas Šerlinskas presented topic “Logs” on VilniusPHP event in interesting perspective. In 30 minutes he presented the way to grab and analyze huge amount of logs with nice graphical visualization using logstash, elasticsearch and kibana.

I’ve had no idea that I will need that trio next day during some logs analysis. It’s nice to have such powerful tools installed, configured and running in matter of hours, ready to accept and analyze data. Of course – most of the settings where default, no high availability, almost zero security (in-house, closed VM), but results was worth spent time. logstash + elasticsearch + kibana just did the job and then where just wiped.

Wish to have something like that many years ago… but.