Running Your own Elasticstack for Personal Use

I like to setup small test instances of technologies I use in the real world. Particularly those that are free or Open Source. One of these is the Elasticstack. This consists of a number of different products from Elastic. I have written a series of guides, partly for my own sake to remember everything I have done, but also just in case someone else is looking at making a small cluster for their own purposes.

Guides in this series:

  1. Building Your Environment in AWS
  2. Setting up and Installing Elasticsearch
  3. Setting up Kibana
  4. Using a Proxy for Kibana with HAProxy
  5. Enabling Security and Using Password Authentication
  6. Making Kibana Internet Accessible with Cloudfront
  7. Securing Cloudfront with Security Groups
  8. Inserting Data into Elasticsearch with Logstash

So without further ado, if you would like to get started, check out Part 1: Setting up an AWS Environment for a Personal Elasticstack. Where we setup the initial environment we need for a cluster.


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