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Automate Deployment of the ELK/EFK Stack with Ansible

I recently needed to completely automate deploying a full ELK/EFK stack and clients and didn’t find anything that suited my needs so I wrote the playbooks for this in Ansible.  This was my first real foray into automation with Ansible, … Continue reading

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How to Manually Clean Indexes from Elasticsearch

In a previous post we covered getting started with the ELK stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana).  Now we need to remove old indexes manually from an Elasticsearch datastore sorted by age.  We’ll be using the curator tool in a sandbox using … Continue reading

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How to Manually Create/Tune an Elasticsearch Index

The ELK stack provides a very powerful set of tools that allow administrators and developers unfettered access and customizable log aggregation across any manner of server, application or device.  Recently I needed to stand up a new ELK stack on … Continue reading

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