Are you managing a Cribl environment? We love that for you; you’re at the forefront of complex data orchestration. As the steward of this dynamic data ecosystem, you have to manage and optimize the flow of information from diverse sources. As data volumes grow, the struggle gets even more real.
No worries, though. You’ve got Cribl Stream.
Monitoring Stream is critical. When you do it effectively, you can address issues, enhance operational efficiency, and maintain peak performance in your data strategy.
Elasticsearch is one way to do that, with its capabilities for quick searches, ability to handle large data volumes and AI-driven insights.
Whether you’re already an Elastic shop, are interested in custom dashboard functionalities, or want to explore some cool features, Cribl offers the flexibility to direct Cribl Metrics/Logs to your chosen destination.
Let’s get into it.
See how quickly Elasticsearch can help troubleshoot your Cribl setups.
This short demo only uses Cribl Stream, but full instructions are over on GitHub, covering:
passthru pipeline. (Optional: add the cribl_metrics_rollup pipeline for reduced storage by aggregated metrics)
__index field to metrics-cribl-internal. (Optional: set a custom value with custom_id here too)
Dashboards, as well as Rules, can be imported with the Kibana UI:
From Management > Stack Management > Rules, you can now enable the included Rules:
Go to Dashboards and select the Cribl tag to filter for all Cribl dashboards easily:
Go to the Cribl Metrics – Overview dashboard—a go-to hub for effortlessly gauging your cluster’s performance.
Quickly see if Groups, Workers, or Worker Processes stopped reporting metrics:
At a glance, spot outliers for workers in the Overview. Afraid of load distribution imbalance? The dashboard shows this too:
You can Drill In to the details of Worker Processes or Sources and Destinations:
After narrowing down a time range, we can open the Cribl Home – Logs dashboard, to see if the logs provide clarity:
Also, follow the instructions on our GitHub page for the whole experience. Feel free to contribute or report issues there.
Cribl, the Data Engine for IT and Security, empowers organizations to transform their data strategy. Customers use Cribl’s suite of products to collect, process, route, and analyze all IT and security data, delivering the flexibility, choice, and control required to adapt to their ever-changing needs.
We offer free training, certifications, and a free tier across our products. Our community Slack features Cribl engineers, partners, and customers who can answer your questions as you get started and continue to build and evolve. We also offer a variety of hands-on Sandboxes for those interested in how companies globally leverage our products for their data challenges.