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Enable Elasticsearch Cluster Monitoring

It can be a very complicated thing to measure the health of or troubleshoot distributed systems. There are a lot of moving pieces when it comes to data infrastructure. Thankfully, Elasticsearch simplifies this problem by baking in monitoring capabilities for the entire Elastic Stack. In this hands-on lab, we will demonstrate how to setup self-monitoring for an Elasticsearch cluster.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 1h 0m
Clock icon Jul 17, 2020

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  1. Challenge

    Enable the collection of monitoring data.

    Use the Kibana console tool to execute the following:

    PUT _cluster/settings
      "persistent": {
        "xpack.monitoring.collection.enabled": true
  2. Challenge

    Explore the Monitoring data in Kibana.

    From Kibana, navigate to the "Stack Monitoring" application and explore the monitoring data.

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