Installing Elastic Stack

Install and configure Elastic Stack to monitor IBM® Component Pack for Connections.

Before you begin

Before attempting to install Elastic Stack verify that the following tasks were successfully completed:

About this task

The following components are deployed as part of the Elastic Stack offering:

  • Filebeat
  • Logstash
  • Kibana
  • Elasticsearch-curator


  1. Install the Elastic Stack Helm chart by running the following command:
    helm install \
    --name=elasticstack extractedFolder/microservices_connections/hybridcloud/helmbuilds/elasticstack-0.1.0-20200321-174055.tgz \
    --set \
    Note: If you want to filter out logs from collection by Elastic Stack, include the logstash.filterOut Helm parameter as explained in Filtering out logs.
    What gets deployed?
    • 1 Filebeat pod per Kubernetes node
    • 3 Logstash pods (hosted on infrastructure workers if available)
    • 3 Kibana pods (hosted on infrastructure workers if available)
  2. Verify that Elastic Stack was successfully deployed:
    1. Verify that the installation completed by running the helm list command.

      When the installation completes, the chart's status shows as DEPLOYED. It can take up to 5 minutes for all pods to start and begin to process logs.

    2. Run the following command to check the status of all of the pods:

      In the following example, connections is the name of the namespace.

      kubectl get pods -n connections