Chapter 11. Administering your cluster

This chapter covers

  • Improving default configuration settings
  • Creating default index settings with templates
  • Monitoring for performance
  • Using backup and restore

We’ve covered a lot of material in this book, and we hope you now feel comfortable working with the Elasticsearch APIs. In this chapter you’ll augment the APIs you’ve learned thus far and use them with the goal of monitoring and tuning your Elasticsearch cluster for increasing performance and implementing disaster recovery.

Both developers and administrators will eventually be faced with the prospect of having to monitor and administer their Elasticsearch cluster. Whether your system is under high or moderate use, it will be important for you to ...

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