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How to install ELK on Ubuntu 16.04

install ELK

install ELKIn this tutorial we will provide you with detailed instructions on how to install ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana) on Ubuntu 16.04.

A short introduction about the ELK stack

The ELK is a powerful and versatile stack for collect, analyze and explore data in real time. The components of an ELK are:

Elasticsearch – Search and analyze data in real time.

Logstash – Collect, enrich, and transport data.

Kibana – Explore and visualize data.


Step 1 – Install Java 8

This is a mandatory step once both Elasticsearch and Logstash require Java. We are recommending the Java 8 because so far is the most recent stable version.

First of all we need to add the Oracle Java PPA:

Then just update the apt package database and install the package oracle-java8-installer: