Monitoring Elasticsearch
By Dan Noble
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: July 2016
Pages: 180

Monitor your Elasticsearch cluster's health, and diagnose and solve its performance and reliability issues

About This Book

  • Understand common performance and reliability pitfalls in ElasticSearch
  • Use popular monitoring tools such as ElasticSearch-head, BigDesk, Marvel, Kibana, and more
  • This is a step-by-step guide with lots of case studies on solving real-world ElasticSearch cluster issues

Who This Book Is For

This book is for developers and system administrators who use ElasticSearch in a wide range of capacities. Prior knowledge of ElasticSearch and related technologies would be helpful, but is not necessary.

What You Will Learn

  • Explore your cluster with ElasticSearch-head and BigDesk
  • Access the underlying data of the ElasticSearch monitoring plugins using the ElasticSearch API
  • Analyze your cluster's performance with Marvel
  • Troubleshoot some of the common performance and reliability issues that come up when using ElasticSearch
  • Analyze a cluster's historical performance, and get to the bottom of and recover from system failures
  • Use and install various other tools and plugins such as Kibana and Kopf, which is helpful to monitor ElasticSearch

In Detail

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.

Style and approach

This is a step-by-step guide to monitoring your ElasticSearch cluster and correcting performance issues. It is filled with lots of in-depth, real-world use-cases on solving different ElasticSearch cluster issues.

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