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This product features a built-in ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana) stack on Google Cloud Platform which can be customize to each users’ preference. This solution is ideal for user who wants the full functionality of an ELK stack and want to save some time on installing the software. We have installed all the ELK components on an Ubuntu environment, so that you can start your data analysis immediately. As easy as it sound, with just a few clicks, you can provision an ELK instance in less than a minute.

After you have provisioned the VM instance, go to the GCP Compute Engine console. Check that the status is running. Note the External IP address to access Kibana on your browser.

GCP Compute Engine VM Instance

Wait a few minutes to provision Kibana. Then paste the IPv4 Public IP onto your web browser and it will bring you to the Kibana launch page:

{https://{External IP}:5601
Kibana Dashboard

You can further customize the ELK stack by SSH into the instance using the following command:

gcloud beta compute ssh --zone "us-west1-a" "elk"  --project "classmethod-can-public"

GCP allow users to SSH into the instance directly on the console. Click on the arrow next to SSH of your instance to see more SSH options. If you wish to SSH using terminal, make sure you set up gcloud and OAuth on your local machine.

SSH documentation: https://cloud.google.com/sdk/gcloud/reference/compute/ssh

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