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Elasticsearch Essentials by Bharvi Dixit

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Chapter 9. Cluster Scaling in Production Deployments

Until now, we have been more focused about the search and data analytics capabilities of Elasticsearch. Now is the time to learn about taking Elasticsearch clusters in production while focusing on best practices.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Node types in Elasticsearch
  • Introducing Zen-Discovery
  • Best Elasticsearch practices in production
  • Cluster creation
  • Scaling your clusters

Node types in Elasticsearch

In Elasticsearch, you can configure three types of nodes, as shown in the following cluster:

Node types in Elasticsearch

In the preceding cluster diagram, there are two client nodes, three master nodes, and ...

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