Chapter 3. Elasticsearch-head and Bigdesk

This chapter talks about the Elasticsearch monitoring plugins Elasticsearch-head and Bigdesk, along with the Elasticsearch cat API. These utilities are used to assess the status of your cluster and to diagnose issues:

  • Elasticsearch-head: This is used to get an idea of your overall cluster health, individual node status, and an understanding of your indices
  • Bigdesk: This is used to look into the memory, disk, and CPU usage of individual nodes in your cluster
  • Elasticsearch cat API: This lets you access many of Elasticsearch's internal metrics without installing any plugins

Specifically, this chapter explores the following:

  • Configuring an Elasticsearch cluster
  • Loading sample data into Elasticsearch
  • Using Elasticsearch-head ...

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