The ELK Stack is the current preferred stack for do-it-yourself (DIY) logging. It is generally thought to be composed of three software packages: Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana. The truth is that a successful ELK Stack implementation requires a great deal more than those three technologies. Even with the best of community support, DIY logging with the ELK Stack will have surprises and unexpected costs. This paper will point out some of the less well understood requirements of a robust DIY ELK Stack.
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