ELK for dummies

As part of a task I was working on, I was asked to install the famous ELK stack over Ubuntu machine. If you’re not familiar with ELK, it’s the initials for:

Elasticsearch - Open source search server

Logstash - Data pipeline for logs & data processing

Kibana - Open source, browser based analytics & search dashboard for Elasticsearch

(BTW: ELK is also one of the largest deer species…)

Anyway, as a fronted developer, I had no idea where to start. But then I thought “Oh, wait, everything starts at Google, right?”. So I was Googling for ELK installation tutorials and found this easy & very informative tutorial: