Elasticsearch is an open-source search server, based on the Lucene search library. It runs in a Java virtual machine on top of a number of operating systems. For more information visit http://elasticsearch.org.
Monitoring does not automatically detect Elasticsearch. To monitor Elasticsearch, configure the Elasticsearch plugin for the monitoring agent.
The services discovered are displayed on the Elasticsearch Services page in the Resources menu. After you install the monitoring agent and configure the Elasticsearch plugin on your instances, Monitoring populates the Elasticsearch Services page with inventory and metrics.
Configuring Monitoring to monitor Elasticsearch
After you install the monitoring agent, use the following instructions to configure the Elasticsearch plugin on your instances.
The Elasticsearch plugin requires version 5.5.0-315 or later of the monitoring agent. To update the agent, see Upgrading the agent.
Enabling the Elasticsearch monitoring plugin
Monitoring has separate configurations for monitoring Elasticsearch versions 0.90.x and below, and versions 1.0.x and above.
On your VM instance, download the appropriate configuration file from the
GitHub configuration repository
and place it in the directory
Elasticsearch 0.90.x and below
(cd /opt/stackdriver/collectd/etc/collectd.d/ && sudo curl -O https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Stackdriver/stackdriver-agent-service-configs/master/etc/collectd.d/elasticsearch.conf)
Elasticsearch 1.0.x and above
(cd /opt/stackdriver/collectd/etc/collectd.d/ && sudo curl -O https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Stackdriver/stackdriver-agent-service-configs/master/etc/collectd.d/elasticsearch-1.conf)
After adding the configuration file, restart the monitoring agent by running the following command:
sudo service stackdriver-agent restart
For more information on the
curl_json plugin used to monitor
Elasticsearch, see Plugin:cURL-JSON.
What is monitored
The full list of metrics the Elasticsearch plugin monitors is at Agent metrics: elasticsearch.