Preface

Welcome to Monitoring Elasticsearch!

There are many books and online tutorials that cover the Elasticsearch API and how to configure a cluster. But, until now, there hasn't been a thorough, accessible resource for monitoring and troubleshooting purposes. We've found that Elasticsearch monitoring tools drastically improve our ability to solve cluster issues and greatly increase cluster reliability and performance as a result. We wrote this book to share those use cases and the insights that came out of them.

This book covers how to use several popular open source and commercial Elasticsearch monitoring tools, namely, Elasticsearch-head, Bigdesk, Marvel, Kopf, and Kibana. There's also a section on the Elasticsearch cat API and how to use Nagios ...

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