What does this Amazon Web Services Solution do?
The Centralized Logging solution enables organizations to collect, analyze, and display logs on Amazon Web Services across multiple accounts and Amazon Web Services Regions. The solution uses Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES), a managed service that simplifies the deployment, operation, and scaling of Elasticsearch clusters in the Amazon Web Services Cloud, as well as Kibana, an analytics and visualization platform that is integrated with Amazon ES. In combination with other Amazon Web Services managed services, this solution offers customers a customizable, multi-account environment to begin logging and analyzing their Amazon Web Services environment and applications.
Amazon Web Services Solution overview
The following diagram demonstrates the architecture on Amazon Web Services for centralized logging across multiple accounts and Amazon Web Services Regions. You can automatically deploy using the solutions’ implementation guide accompanying Amazon CloudFormation template.
Centralized Logging architecture
The primary template deploys an Amazon ES domain, which is the hardware, software, and data exposed by Amazon ES endpoints. A custom Amazon Lambda function is deployed to load log data from Amazon CloudWatch to an Amazon ES domain, configured with a set of default Kibana dashboards as a starting point for data visualization.
A secondary template enables customers to index logs from secondary accounts and regions on the Amazon ES domain in the primary account or region.
A demo template deploys sample logs that customers can use for testing purposes.
Last updated: 06/2020
Author: Amazon Web Services
Estimated deployment time: 30 min
Centralized logging reference implementation
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Logging capabilities beyond default Amazon Web Services service logs
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