Appendix D. Elasticsearch monitoring plugins

The Elasticsearch community offers a wide array of monitoring plugins that make it easier to manage cluster state and indices and to perform queries via attractive user interfaces. Many of these plugins are available freely and are in active development thanks to well-documented plugin and REST APIs and the ever-vibrant Elasticsearch community.

In this section, we’ll cover a few of the most popular plugins available:

  • Bigdesk
  • ElasticHQ
  • Head
  • Kopf
  • Elasticsearch Marvel

Each of these plugins is well documented and actively supported by either the open-source community or, in the case of Elasticsearch Marvel or Sematext SPM, Elastic, Inc. and Sematext, Inc., respectively. Often the question of which monitoring ...

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