elasticsearch Elasticsearch

Managing and Monitoring Elasticsearch

Elasticsearch is a search engine based on Apache Lucene. It provides a distributed full text search engine with an HTTP interface for schema free JSON documents.


The Instana agent will automatically detect the presence of Elasticsearch and install the sensor for it along with the sensors for the JVM and process it is running on. Additionally sensors for the OS and if running inside a container the sensor for Docker are also installed. This level of automation reduces the effort required by the operations team to set up and maintain the monitoring. Rapidly start sending metric data with the minimum of work required.


Typical metric that are tracked include:

  • Search throughput
  • Indices
  • Shards
  • Documents

See the documentation for a complete list.

Health Management

Instana will track the metrics and health signatures of Elasticsearch with 1-second granularity and raise an Event within 3 seconds if they go out of bounds. The use of Machine Learning applied to pattern detection together with a curated knowledge base acting on the collected raw metrics, is what makes Instana different to other monitoring solutions. The intelligence is built in, there is no need to spend time creating and maintaining numerous health rules to trigger alerts.


Configuration Changes

The sensor will detect configuration changes and tack them on the timeline. See how changes to configuration affect application performance.


Ready to start? Read the installation documentation.