HOW TO INSTALL THE GRAYLOG SYSLOG SERVER ON LINUX UBUNTU 20.04 LTS IN THE CLOUD ON AWS
The GRAYLOG SYSLOG SERVER is one of the best and most widely used system management system for capturing, storing, and enabling real-time analysis of terabytes of machine data which include system logs, events and more! It is a system primarily used in industries such as FINTECH, EDUCATION, TELECOM, GOVERNMENTS & HEALTHCARE and helps IT professionals in these industries to find and fix problems (troubleshoot), trace events, and also make patches and improvements to their systems. GRAYLOG can also be used as a tool to compliment your organisations IT security as it can also detect threats and possible nefarious activity by conducting a deep analysis of the logs from the various systems in your organisation.
In order to complete this tutorial, the following is a list of items that are needed, Please check and ensure to have these items available before taking implementation action on this tutorial to ensure success:
1) An AWS free tier account
2) A LINUX UBUNTU 20.04 LTS AWS LIGHTSAIL instance
3) A terminal access application such as the TERMINAL app on a MAC or LINUX PC or PUTTY on WINDOWS
4) GRAYLOG SYSLOG SERVER installation files for UBUNTU
5) A basic understanding of how to run linux commands