Chapter 5. System Monitoring

The previous two chapters focused on Elasticsearch monitoring tools, including Elasticsearch-head, Bigdesk, and Marvel. This chapter will introduce another monitoring tool, Kopf. We will also discuss Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana (ELK), Nagios, and various GNU/Linux command line tools in terms of general purpose system monitoring.

This chapter covers these topics:

  • Monitoring Elasticsearch with Kopf
  • Configuring an Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana (ELK) stack for system log file aggregation and analysis
  • System-level monitoring of a cluster using Nagios
  • GNU/Linux command line tools for system and process management

Working with Kopf

Kopf is a web-based cluster management tool like Elasticsearch-head, but has a more ...

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