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LOPSA-NJ Meeting March 5, 2015 - Systems Log Aggregation using ElasticSearch/LogStash/Kibana

It looks like there is a weather event predicted for Thursday.  I will be making a decision on whether to have the meeting or not by 5pm on Thursday.  I will be posting on the website, and sending out email.

Right now we will not be having pizza at the meeting since we haven’t gotten any donations for the pizza fund if you would like to donate please go to and hit the donate button on the left menu.


Topic: Systems Log Aggregation using ElasticSearch/LogStash/Kibana
 Peter Grace
 Thursday, March 5th, 2015
Time: 7:00pm (social), 7:30pm (discussion)

If you are planning on coming please RSVP (

Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, 08648-4132
See map: Google Maps (New link with better coordinates)

This talk will cover using ElasticSearch, Logstash and Kibana as a cooperative software collection to index and search your log entries.   After covering the basics of what each piece of software does, we will cover how to use the three together (along with some other freely available tools) to centralize all of your logs into a simple, searchable web interface.”


Peter is the Director of IT for Stack Exchange, where he spends most of his time trying to act less like a Director and more like a Technologist.  He’s been in the IT field since 2001.


“LOPSA-NJ is an organization for system administrators in New Jersey formed to facilitate information exchange pertaining to the field of system administration. LOPSA-NJ is not affiliated with a particular hardware or software vendor or company. Everyone is invited!”