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Graylog and AWS quick start

Graylog and AWS quick start

Today let’s examine Graylog – an open source log management tool. I am going to run an AWS EC2 instance based on a publicly available AMI. Current list of images is available here. It’s recommended to have at least 4GB memory for this appliance, so I have chosen t.2medium sized instance. It’s important to set correct security rules. I have created a special rule set for this test graylog server, allowing only the access from my IP. In a production…

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Setting up Logstash with Amazon EC2 and Route 53

Setting up Logstash with Amazon EC2 and Route 53

Introduction Logstash is software used to perform centralized log collection, normalization and enrichment. Used in conjunction with Elasticsearch and Kibana it becomes a powerful log management tool, also known as ELK stack. As a good start, we are going to deploy Logstash 1.5 on Ubuntu 14.04 at EC2, create DNS entries with Route 53 and generate SSL certificates for Logstash. Initial setup – install Java and Logstash In order to run Logstash we need Java. It is recommended to use…

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Your own VPN Access Server in 10 easy steps

Your own VPN Access Server in 10 easy steps

VPN for everyone There are multiple reasons to use a VPN. You can simply buy a subscription from one of many service providers or… run your own VPN server. Nowadays it is simpler than ever, without even struggling with Linux commands. In addition, with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Free Tier you can have it one year for free. 1. Go to AWS console, EC2. Select the region which is geographically close to you. I’ve chosen “Frankfurt”. 2. Click “Launch Instance” button. 3….

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