Chapter 1. Introduction to Monitoring Elasticsearch

Elasticsearch is a distributed and horizontally scalable full-text search engine with built-in data redundancy. It is a powerful and incredibly useful tool. However, as with any distributed system, problems may arise as it scales with more nodes and more data.

The information provided by Elasticsearch monitoring tools can drastically improve your ability to solve cluster issues and greatly increase cluster reliability and performance as a result. This chapter gives an overview of Elasticsearch and talks about why and how to monitor a cluster.

Specifically, this chapter covers the following topics:

  • An overview of Elasticsearch
  • Monitoring Elasticsearch
  • Resourcefulness and problem solving

An overview ...

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