In my last post I cooked a small K8s based Spring boot application that used distributed caching. I have adapted the application to create a basic (micro?)service setup where service A calls service B. To make sense of things I needed to see traces and logs for different cache hits and misses. I decided to try out Elastic stack locally since that is also what I use at work (albeit an older version). There are many ways to get this kind of setup to work locally (Docker compose, helm etc), but I decided to cook my own recipe based on ECK samples. I chose ECK since I wanted some thing that is supported and maintained for K8s. I also wanted to make it easy and repeatable for Windows platform since that is what I happen to use at work. While my example stack can be adapted to use with any framework, I will give test it with the Spring boot based caching demo ( and perhaps later I can also add a fronted as well for RUM ). (A visualization of elastic stack, screenshot from https://www.