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Monitoring Elasticsearch

By : Dan Noble, Pulkit Agrawal, Mahmoud Lababidi
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Monitoring Elasticsearch

By: Dan Noble, Pulkit Agrawal, Mahmoud Lababidi

Overview of this book

ElasticSearch is a distributed search server similar to Apache Solr with a focus on large datasets, a schema-less setup, and high availability. This schema-free architecture allows ElasticSearch to index and search unstructured content, making it perfectly suited for both small projects and large big data warehouses with petabytes of unstructured data. This book is your toolkit to teach you how to keep your cluster in good health, and show you how to diagnose and treat unexpected issues along the way. You will start by getting introduced to ElasticSearch, and look at some common performance issues that pop up when using the system. You will then see how to install and configure ElasticSearch and the ElasticSearch monitoring plugins. Then, you will proceed to install and use the Marvel dashboard to monitor ElasticSearch. You will find out how to troubleshoot some of the common performance and reliability issues that come up when using ElasticSearch. Finally, you will analyze your cluster’s historical performance, and get to know how to get to the bottom of and recover from system failures. This book will guide you through several monitoring tools, and utilizes real-world cases and dilemmas faced when using ElasticSearch, showing you how to solve them simply, quickly, and cleanly.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Monitoring Elasticsearch
About the Author
About the Reviewers


This chapter examined the upcoming Elasticsearch 5 release, discussed upgrading to version 5, and touched on the new monitoring tools available in the Elasticsearch X-Pack. Some takeaways from this chapter include:

  • Elasticsearch 5 has some big performance and reliability gains, but also some breaking changes to the API.

  • Elasticsearch-head, Bigdesk, and Kopf are not yet compatible with Elasticsearch 5.

  • Elasticsearch 5 is a major release, and upgrading from version 2 may not be a simple process. Be sure to run the Elasticsearch Migration Helper before upgrading.

  • The Elasticsearch X-Pack provides a suite of monitoring tools for Elasticsearch 5, but isn't free.

Thanks for reading Monitoring Elasticsearch. I hope you learned some new techniques for monitoring and troubleshooting an Elasticsearch cluster. If you take only one thing away from reading this book, I hope it is to be meticulous and to test at every step of the way when troubleshooting issues that pop up when working with Elasticsearch...