What does this AWS Solutions Implementation do?
The Centralized Logging solution enables organizations to collect, analyze, and display logs on AWS across multiple accounts and AWS Regions. The solution uses Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES), a managed service that simplifies the deployment, operation, and scaling of Elasticsearch clusters in the AWS Cloud, as well as Kibana, an analytics and visualization platform that is integrated with Amazon ES. In combination with other AWS managed services, this solution offers customers a customizable, multi-account environment to begin logging and analyzing their AWS environment and applications.
Version 3.2 of the solution uses the most up-to-date Node.js runtime. Version 2.2 uses the Node.js 8.10 runtime, which reaches end-of-life on December 31, 2019. To upgrade to version 3.2, you can update the stack. For more information, see the deployment guide.
AWS Solutions Implementation overview
The diagram below presents the centralized logging architecture you can automatically deploy using the solution's implementation guide and accompanying AWS CloudFormation templates.
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 AWS 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.
An Amazon Cognito user pool provides Kibana dashboard user authentication. 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.
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Centralized logging reference implementation
Access to your dashboards using Amazon Cognito
Logging capabilities beyond default AWS service logs
Data visualization using built-in Amazon ES support
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