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Testing the Elastic Stack 6.3

Version 6.3 is out and it includes a lot cool new features.

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Testing the ELK stack 6.1

Elastic Search released the version 6.1 of its stack, and once again there are a tons of good new things but this is once again a disappointment for developers writing plugins for Kibana. Once again the compatibility is broken and the code has to be changed. This is painful and I stopped writing plugins for it. I will probably still port the traffic lights plugin for it. (I already have 3 different versions of it, one per Elastic flavour)

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Kibana 5.5 Region Map

Kibana 5.5 is out, and there is a nice new visualizer that lets you colorise a full country depending on the value of the record. It is really interesting for me as I developed such a plugin because I required the exact same functionality here.

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ELK 5.4 Released

Elastic search released the latest version of its stack. There are of course a lot of cool new things, but we also feel that they, one step after the other push people to a licence model. I have no problem with that but it makes the life of people that want to keep a licence free stack more difficult.

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Testing ELK 5.2

ELK 5.2 has arrived and there are some nice additions. Please find below a complete docker-compose file that let’s you quickly play with the latest versions of elastic search, kibana and a few additional tools used to monitor the system.

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Kibana 5.1.1 released

Kibana 5.1.1 is released. It is definitively worth the try.

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Monitoring Elastic Stack Part 2

In the part 1, we saw how to display the number of docs and their sizes per node. In the real life, it helps but we need more than that.

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Secure Kibana with NGINX

NGINX as reverse proxy and HTTP server to get your infrastructure secured and reachable from Internet.

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Checking the Elastic 5 stack via Docker

Docker lets you check the full elastic 5 stack in a few seconds. The only thing required is a docker-compose file that includes and links the appropriate containers together.

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