Elkwin is an ELK stack implementation for Windows systems. It is a packaging of Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana and Java Server JRE, to provide a standalone solution ready to use for searching, analyzing and visualization of almost any type of structured and unstructured data in real time.
Elasticsearch is a Lucene-based search server, providing a distributed and multitenant-capable full-text search engine with a RESTful web interface and schema-free JSON documents. Logstash is an open source tool for collecting, parsing, and storing logs for future use. Kibana is a web interface that can be used to search and view the logs that Logstash has indexed. Both of these tools are based on Elasticsearch.
Elkwin is available as a zip file containing an installer. Simply unzip your downloaded copy and run the package "Elkwin_x.x.x_Installer.exe" :
Accept License agreement.
Specify an installation location.
Installation starts. By clicking 'Details' button, you can get more detailed information about installation.
At the end of the installation, the installer will give you information about the default setup.
You need to start all three Elkwin Services in the following order due to dependencies:
Elkwin_Elasticsearch, Elkwin_Logstash and Elkwin_Kibana.
You need to configure <inst.dir>/logstash/logstash.conf according to your needs. Logstash comes with a default set of plugins and can be extended further by using the plugin manager. Check our Elkwin FAQs for some recipes.