Elasticsearch Session at DrupalCon Barcelona


Yesterday I have had the chance to speak about ELK Stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana) at the DrupalCon Barcelona.

I promised to put together some links I used during the preparations of my talk. Here they are:


Slides – Download

If you were attending my session feel free to give feedback on the DrupalCon Website or directly here on my Blog. Any feedback is well appreciated!

Looking back

Looking back at my session and the overall impression on this years DrupalCon I’m more than satisfied. The whole team did a really great job in organizing the conference and the Programme was good. I’m also looking forward to team up with fellow DevOps Ricardo Amaro to have a look back and decide what we could improve for future DrupalCons and lift the DevOps Track to the next level. One thing which I was missing was the “Current State of Drupal DevOps” Session by Kris, but I plan to run that as a BOF in future to facilitate the Discussion.


Campus Bern : Logging


Yesterday evening I talked about logging with the ELK Stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana) and how you can put those tools to work.

We  gathered in the rooms of Meteotest Bern to learn about the Logging Setup we use at Amazee Labs and the possibilities the new tools give you.

Visualization > Plaintext

During the talk I covered also topics of visualizing the Data that is logged. I emphasized the fact that a visual representation of the data gives you a better feeling and understanding how good you are doing.

I already uploaded the Slides on my Slidedeck

However, where to begin?

This is an often asked question we covered in the succeeding discussion round.

There are two things I’d like to point you to if you are interested in getting your hands dirty with Logstash and the other tools:

First: The “Getting started with Logstash” from Jordan Sissel makes a good point to start and is illustrated with lots of good examples.

Second: I talked a bit about the Logstash Book and also ‘advertised’ it as the best few dollars you can spend for a book on this topic.

Thanks go out to Meteotest for supporting the Talk with Beverages and Snacks and Christian for organizing it!