Monitor Elasticsearch with X-Pack
Elastic has made enabling X-Pack monitoring on a cluster very intuitive. But what about when a cluster is in production? A cluster that monitors itself is not very useful when there is a problem with it. In order to properly monitor a cluster in production, we need to use a dedicated monitoring cluster that we can use to keep an eye on all of our other Elasticsearch clusters. That way, when something is wrong, we can still get the information we need, in order to troubleshoot, from the monitoring cluster.
This hand-on lab provides the opportunity to enable and configure X-Pack Monitoring on two clusters. The first is a dedicated monitoring cluster that we will need to configure so that it monitors the second, a production Elasticsearch cluster.