Create an Elasticsearch database

Use the aptible db:create command to create a new Elasticsearch Database:

aptible db:create "$DB_HANDLE" --type elasticsearch

📘 Add the --disk-size X option to provision a larger-than-default Database.

Set up a log drain

Step 1: In the Aptible dashboard, create a new log drain:

Step 2: Select Elasticsearch as the destination

Step 3: Save the Log Drain:

Set up Kibana

Kibana is an open-source, browser-based analytics and search dashboard for Elasticsearch. Follow our Running Kibana guide to deploying Kibana on Aptible.

Set up Log Rotation

If you let logs accumulate in Elasticsearch, you’ll need more and more RAM and disk space to store them. To avoid this, set up log archiving. We recommend archiving logs to S3. Follow the instructions in our Elasticsearch Log Rotation guide.