Managing the Elastic Stack with Ansible

Elastic Orlando User Group

Jan 18, 2023, 11:00 PM – Jan 19, 2023, 1:00 AM


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About this event

RESCHEDULED MEETUP: Join us on Wednesday, January 18th, from 6:00-8:00 pm EST at the University of Central Florida Downtown campus. We are joined by Joseph Dissmeyer, who will be presenting, Managing the Elastic Stack with Ansible, followed by food and networking!

Talk Abstract: Managing the Elastic Stack with Ansible

Joe will be demonstrating how to provision and manage a full Elastic Stack deployment (products designed to help users take data from any source and in any format, and search, analyze and visualize that data) using Ansible (the simplest way to automate IT) as well as strategies for managing multiple clusters and dealing with air-gapped environments. Included in the discussion and demonstration will be Ansible roles and playbooks for Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, Beats, Elastic Agent, and Fleet Server. The focus of the demonstration is geared toward on-premise environments however the concepts presented can be easily adopted towards any other deployment type (cloud, hybrid, etc.).

Speaker Bio:

Joseph "Joey D" Dissmeyer has worn many hats in the professional and enterprise IT roles since entering the field in 2007 and has been an Elastic Stack evangelist for almost half of his career. He has been a Desktop Support Tech, SysAdmin, Network Engineer, Observability Engineer, and more. Joey's current role is Systems Reliability Engineer at Accesso LLC, a worldwide company that provides a wide variety of virtual queuing technology solutions, eCommerce, and professional services for travel, entertainment, and leisure companies including theme parks, zoos, cruise ships, concert venues, performing arts, etc. Joey's prior role was at Universal Parks & Resorts based in Orlando where he first was introduced to the Elastic Stack and used it's capabilities to help many teams both within Universal Parks teams, as well as collaborating with the Comcast VISE team, on observability, monitoring, and reporting needs for attractions, point-of-sale, eCommerce, mobile, data pipelines, video services, and many other customer-facing internal and external systems.


Wednesday, January 18th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm


University of Central Florida - Downtown

500 W Livingston St, Orlando, FL 32801 - DPAC 278

The white building with a courtyard in the middle. Second floor.”

Parking: Daily $5 parking passes (to be reimbursed with a receipt) or metered parking is available 

Prior to arriving at the meetup, please review the on-campus parking information. Daily passes can be purchased for $5, or you can opt for metered parking along Livingston Street, as well as an hourly parking lot on Livingston Street adjacent to the Marriott Hotel, which is managed by the City of Orlando. Meters for on-street parking spaces must be paid for using the ParkMobile app. UnionWest also has hourly parking available for visitors. Parking Details:


  • Joseph Dissmeyer


    Systems Reliability Engineer - Observability


  • Priscilla Parodi


    Principal Advocate, the Americas


  • Priscilla Parodi

    Community Organizer

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