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Welcome to my blog “randomly expressed”. I created this website to publish helpful tips. It’s mainly technology driven, but I will blog about other topics. I am a Unix sysadmin that is always looking to learn new things. My goal is to be able to share knowledge that others may find useful. xkcd.com

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Tag: Elastic Search

elastic search unassigned shards

By on November 22, 2017 in Technology with No Comments

We are running an ELK stack for log collection and analysis. The Logstash and Kibana stack run on an EC2 instance. The Elastic Search is run on AWS’s elastic search service. This gives us the ability to scale the ES cluster when needed in an easy manner. Our AWS Elastic Search cluster changed to a […]

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Curator on AWS ES

By on May 12, 2017 in Storage, Technology with 1 Comment

Curator does not work on AWS Elastic Search service for version 5.x. Curator 4 & 5 require access to the /_cluster/state/metadata endpoint in order to pull metadata at IndexList initialization time for all indices. This metadata is used to determine index routing information, index sizing, index state (either open or close), aliases, and more. Curator […]

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