Centralize logs for IBM Bluemix apps using the ELK Stack

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Lee Tice, Ryan DeJana, Pandikumar Swamikrishnan, Kevin DeLand, and Mathew Mallett

Date archived: March 22, 2018 | First published: January 06, 2015

IBM Bluemix, IBM's next-generation cloud platform, enables developers to quickly build, deploy, and manage cloud applications. Due to its cloud nature, Bluemix does not automatically persist application log files. However, it does let developers drain their logs to external log management services. This feature, coupled with the components of the ELK Stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana), not only provide developers a centralized location for persistent logs, but also enables them to run analytics on and visualize the log data. This article is targeted for intermediate developers who are familiar with Bluemix and have a basic familiarity with Linux. It provides a brief background on the ELK Stack and then walks you through the process of installing and configuring the components.

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ArticleTitle=Centralize logs for IBM Bluemix apps using the ELK Stack