Creating your own Personal Elasticsearch Cluster

I 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. Here is a summary of each part if you want to skip to a certain section: Part 1:Continue reading “Creating your own Personal Elasticsearch Cluster”

Setting up Security Groups for AWS CloudFront to an EC2 Instance

This guide will show you how to secure your CloudFront connection to your instances by only allowing the two to talk to each other, restricting the EC2 instances from the outside world. This could also apply to other resources like a Load Balancer This guide is based off a solution provided by the AWS team.Continue reading “Setting up Security Groups for AWS CloudFront to an EC2 Instance”

Creating an Internet Accessible Kibana With CloudFront

This is originally part 6 in a series on setting up a personal Elasticstack. It can also be applied to any similar setup. It does not even have to be a Kibana dashboard you are setting it up for! You can check out the other parts in the series below. Building Your Environment in AWSContinue reading “Creating an Internet Accessible Kibana With CloudFront”

Setting up Security and Password Authentication for Small Elasticsearch Clusters

Now that you have a cluster, you are going to want to add some security to it. This is part 5 of a series on creating a personal Elasticstack. You can check the others out here: Building Your Environment in AWS Setting up and Installing Elasticsearch Setting up Kibana Using a Proxy for Kibana withContinue reading “Setting up Security and Password Authentication for Small Elasticsearch Clusters”

Using a Proxy Server for Your Kibana Dashboard with HAProxy

This guide will work anywhere, but was originally written as part 4 of a series of guides on setting up an Elasticstack. Building Your Environment in AWS Setting up and Installing Elasticsearch Setting up Kibana Using a Proxy for Kibana with HAProxy Enabling Security and Using Password Authentication Making Kibana Internet Accessible with Cloudfront SecuringContinue reading “Using a Proxy Server for Your Kibana Dashboard with HAProxy”

Setting up a Small Kibana Dashboard for Elasticsearch

This is part 3 in a series of guides I have written about running a personal Elasticstack. You can check out the other parts in the series here: Building Your Environment in AWS Setting up and Installing Elasticsearch Setting up Kibana Using a Proxy for Kibana with HAProxy Enabling Security and Using Password Authentication MakingContinue reading “Setting up a Small Kibana Dashboard for Elasticsearch”

Installing and Configuring a Micro Elasticsearch Cluster in the Cloud

This is part 2 of a series detailing some of the ways you can setup your own Elasticstack in the cloud for your own personal use. Building Your Environment in AWS Setting up and Installing Elasticsearch Setting up Kibana Using a Proxy for Kibana with HAProxy Enabling Security and Using Password Authentication Making Kibana InternetContinue reading “Installing and Configuring a Micro Elasticsearch Cluster in the Cloud”

Setting up an AWS Environment for a Personal Elasticstack

This is Part 1 of a series of guides about setting up a personal Elasticstack. Building Your Environment in AWS Setting up and Installing Elasticsearch Setting up Kibana Using a Proxy for Kibana with HAProxy Enabling Security and Using Password Authentication Making Kibana Internet Accessible with Cloudfront Securing Cloudfront with Security Groups Inserting Data intoContinue reading “Setting up an AWS Environment for a Personal Elasticstack”

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 IContinue reading “Running Your own Elasticstack for Personal Use”

Adding Swap Memory to Centos/RHEL/Amazon Linux Servers

A quick guide on adding swap memory. Particularly useful if you run very small servers that crash due to lack of memory. Typically you only want to use swap to buffer against memory spikes, not to run your application out of. If you consistently use too much memory, get a bigger server. This guide isContinue reading “Adding Swap Memory to Centos/RHEL/Amazon Linux Servers”