First, I am very new to this forum and community and fairly new to Linux. I would appreciate some guidance as I find the documentation to be good, but bouncing all over the place until my brain says enough!
I am on my like 11th install of the product, starting at 6.7 and now fully 7.0 with lots of Veeam backups and Vmware Snapshots.
First off, anyone that can assist me in this journey, I have shared my files from the server and the one client below for reading.
The index is:
etc folder : contains Kibana, Logstash, ElasticSearch files
webserver: this is the 1st client i need to get working and understanding (filebeat client)
There are two images in the root:
The first is a Kibana screenshot of the logs, which don't appear to be working consistently from the log file .. but first thing is figuring out why the log is in the future.
The second image is where my pressure is: This is what the COO of my company, who says "this will be easy" wants. I'm not even sure if ELK is the answer, but since I am not allowed to look commercial ... I am getting paid to learn and be frustrated along the way
So here is where I am:
Ubuntu 18.x installed and updated
Elastic Search installed on this virtual with no security yet
Logstash installed with no security on same box
Kibanna installed on same box, no security yet
These appear to be all communicating and I have done simply tests along the way.
What i want to accomplish first:
I have two web-servers that are load balanced. I am working with Web Server 1 at this time. I am trying to take IIS logs for 1 of the sites for now (pscom) and send them to Kibana. I have a Grok filter working and may add additional processing later as I get more comfortable.
The COO wants queries and alerts .. not sure on what, I presume 500 x server messages, he keeps saying 404 errors which is probably not what he wants. The web-guys want it for logging and so forth.
So Web-Server 1 has Filebeat --> Logstash (Grok) and passing to ElasticSearch.
This is "kinda working", meaning I see one entry and the log index management in Kibana show it slightly growing. I am not sure. Hope to see new index tomorrow.
I am in need of some pointers and help along the way.
Somethings I am not sure of so far are:
- how to have multiple conf files for logstash load.
- WebServer 1 and WebServer 2 are the same, can these use the same pscom.conf file I have? I assume they make different index files ?
- I have a ton of pre-made visualizations in Kibana, but they are point to other indices created with the setup. Not sure if I can change for use in the new indices.
- I want to secure the communications between these clients, but do not need outside access. A little confused on what to change in each program to make things work... let alone doing a self-signed certificate for them in Ubuntu.
Again, appreciate the read and recognize I have a tall order. I just started this job and I sadly come from a Windows world and we are IIS / .NET web dev, but lots of Linux machines and VmWare - two things I learn on the fly. Just hoping to make it past probation on this job!! If I can nail this stuff I hope to be safe.
Thanks for any help
ITGuy - Chris