As demand increases for reliable and powerful full text search facilities, Elasticsearch has seen a huge increase in adoption from small and large companies alike. This course will start with an introduction to Elasticsearch operations and will then move on to planning out every aspect of a cluster. It will teach the user how to spec out hardware, virtual machines, and Elasticsearch node roles. By the end of the course, the user will have all the knowledge required to set up their own fast and reliable Elasticsearch cluster.
Installing and Configuring the Cluster Welcome to module 4 of Administering an Elasticsearch Cluster. This module will be 100% hands on set up and configuration. We're going to get to see our cluster live and in action. In the last module we planned our cluster and decided how many client, master, and data nodes we'll need. We also came to a conclusion on hardware, virtual machines, and resource recommendations. For this demonstration I'm using 100% virtual machines since unfortunately I don't have access to a physical server farm with the exact specifications we configured. Specs won't matter for this course, however. We're still going to create each and every node and set their functions according to how we planned. So without further ado, let's get cracking.