Most organizations feel the need to centralize their logs — once you have more than a couple of servers or containers, SSH and tail will not serve you well any more. However, the common question or struggle is how to achieve that.

This talk presents multiple approaches and patterns with their advantages and disadvantages, so you can pick the one that fits your organization best:

* Parse: Take the log files of your applications and extract the relevant pieces of information.

* Send: Add a log appender to send out your events directly without persisting them to a log file.

* Structure: Write your events in a structured file, which you can then centralize.

* Containerize: Keep track of short lived containers and configure their logging correctly.

* Orchestrate: Stay on top of your logs even when services are short lived and dynamically allocated on Kubernetes.

Each pattern has its own demo with the open source Elastic Stack (previously called ELK Stack), so you can easily try out the different approaches in your environment. Though the general patterns are applicable with any centralized logging system.

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The best speaker in the first 2 days of the conference. It was extremely informative, crystal clear, the topic was deeply interesting, and the explanation was excellent. Congratulations!

Rated 5

Peter Stefan at 07:39 on 6 Jun 2019

Best talk so far until now

Rated 5

Jerry Smith at 09:54 on 6 Jun 2019

Talk was perfectly delivered by a very good advocate.
Included all the subtle stuff a seasoned stack developer knows which is great for beginners through one of the nicest demos of the conference. Curated slides also contributed to the success.

Rated 5

Luigi Corsello at 10:02 on 6 Jun 2019

Excellent talk: clear, well timed and most of all directly applicable in real life.

Rated 5

Jaume at 10:05 on 6 Jun 2019

Great speaker, great examples, super useful. I will try the examples for sure

Rated 5

Javi at 11:16 on 6 Jun 2019

Excellent talk and speaker

Rated 5

Buitaker at 18:54 on 6 Jun 2019

Awesome talk, demo and tricks!

Rated 3

Miguel A. at 19:33 on 6 Jun 2019

It's need real examples and results for this.

Rated 5

Martin at 21:28 on 6 Jun 2019

Very nice talk. I myself administer several ELK clusters, but even though the talks was mainly about basics, I still learned something new. The speaker had also excellent appearance. Thank you very much

Rated 5

Fran at 12:01 on 9 Jun 2019

Dynamic talk and really interesting topic. It was great to attend this one.