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Elasticsearch 5.x Cookbook - Third Edition by Alberto Paro

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Monitoring with Kibana

X-Pack provides cluster functionalities that allows to control and monitor your nodes and cluster. This is a very useful component of X-Pack as it is the lifesaver on large installations.

Getting ready

You need an up-and-running Elasticsearch installation as we described in the Downloading and installing Elasticsearch recipe in Chapter 2, Downloading and Setup.

You also need a functional Kibana installation as described in the Installing Kibana and X-Pack recipe.

Note

Monitor plugin (X-Pack) must be installed in every Elasticsearch node of the cluster, to be able to correctly collect the data metrics.

How to do it...

To use X-Pack Elasticsearch monitor, we will perform the following steps:

  1. We access the Monitoring section of Kibana ...

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