Monitoring Kubernetes and Docker Container Logs


Course Summary

Applications are run within containers to make rolling updates easy, boost resiliency, and more. But with container orchestration, logs become a moving target as containers are created and destroyed. Container deployments are dynamic, and the Elastic Stack can handle that. In this course, you'll learn how to use Filebeat and Elasticsearch to monitor logs from Docker containers and Kubernetes. You'll also learn how to configure Filebeat to autodiscover and auto-deploy with your environment. After completing this course, you'll be able to monitor the logs from your ever-changing Docker and Kubernetes environments.

Topics Covered

  • Overview of Containers
  • Logs from Standard Output
  • Filebeat Autodiscovery
  • Logs from Inside a Container

Course Details

This course is a module of the Logging specialization. Find out how our focused Training Specializations can help you with your use case.


Software Developers and Engineers, Data Architects, System Administrators, DevOps


2-3 hours


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