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Logging Quick Start

In this Quick Start guide, you’ll learn how to ingest, view, and analyze custom logs from your applications using Elastic Cloud. Paired with metrics and APM traces, logs are a critical piece in creating unified observability of your ecosystem.

Topics:

  • What are logs?
  • Streaming logs to Elastic
  • Streaming unstructured logs without module support
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Now it's your turn

Now that you've watched the Quick Start video, follow the steps below to practice what you've learned. If you don't have an Elastic Cloud instance, spin up a 14-day free trial.

Step 1

Step 1

  1. Create a new Observability deployment on Elastic Cloud.
  2. Launch Kibana from the new deployment.
  3. Load the sample data.
  4. Visualize the data in the Logs app and Dashboard.
Step 2

Step 2

  1. Download Filebeat.
  2. Stream your system logs to Elastic.
  3. Visualize your system logs through built-in dashboards and Discover.
Step 3

Step 3

  1. Download this log file.
  2. Upload the file using the Data Visualizer.
  3. Visualize your custom data using the Logs app in Kibana.