ELK 5.2 has arrived and there are some nice additions. Please find below a complete docker-compose file that let’s you quickly play with the latest versions of elastic search, kibana and a few additional tools used to monitor the system.
We will once again use docker to deploy a fully functional stack of InfluxDB and Grafana. I was a little bit disappointed by the lack of free options to scale the InfluxDB horizontally but however, it is still a nice product when it is deployed in a single server.
Docker is the best tool to quickly check new technologies without the hassles of installations.
In the part 1, we saw how to display the number of docs and their sizes per node. In the real life, it helps but we need more than that.
There are multiple add-ons that can help you monitor your Elastic Search cluster health. We are addicted to the kopf/cerebro plugins which let us understand easily the current state of the cluster. But the drawback of such a plugin is that it does not keep track of what is happening when it is not running. Continue reading “Monitoring your Elastic Cluster health”