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Create an Aiven Elasticsearch index

411 views February 18, 2019 July 13, 2019 admin 1

Setup WPSOLR and Aiven

From WPSOLR 21.4.

This video suppose you already have an account at Aiven.

You will see how to create an Aiven index with a few clicks.

 

What is Aiven?

Aiven is a service to host Elasticsearch indexes (among other services). Rather than installing Elasticsearch on your own servers, you get a subscription and let the service manage your indexes on your behalf. No need of manpower, or servers, anymore.

Here is the video tutorial:

1 – Signup for a free trial at Aiven

 

2 – Navigate to your Aiven dashboard

 

3 – Create your first Aiven Elasticsearch cluster

3.1 – Click on button “Create a new service”

Aiven Elasticsearch: new cluster service

Aiven Elasticsearch: new cluster service

3.2 – Set a name for your cluster

3.3 – Select the service type “Elasticsearch”

3.4 Select a plan (the size of each node/VM)

The plan will determine the limits affected to your cluster (disk, shards, support, ….)

3.5 Select a cloud and a region (where your nodes/VMs will be deployed)

3.6 Create the cluster

Wait a few moments, until your cluster is ready to accept your first index.

Aiven Elasticsearch: new cluster service creating

Aiven Elasticsearch: new cluster service creating

Done !

Aiven Elasticsearch: new cluster service created

Aiven Elasticsearch: new cluster service created

 

3.6 Copy the cluster service URL with its default access key/secret

Aiven Elasticsearch: new cluster service URL

Aiven Elasticsearch: new cluster service URL

 

4 – Create the Aiven Elasticsearch index from WPSOLR admin

4.1 The WPSOLR new index form

Aiven Elasticsearch: new index

Aiven Elasticsearch: new index

  •  (1), (2), then (3) to edit a new index
  • (4) Select “Elasticsearch” among index types
  • (5) Select “Aiven” among Hosting Services
  • (6) Set a name for you index, visible in WPSOLR admin
  • (7) Set a name for your index, visible in Aiven Kibana admin (only letters and “_”, no whitespaces)
  • (8) Paste the Aiven cluster service URL copied from the Aiven console:

    Aiven Elasticsearch: new cluster service URL

    Aiven Elasticsearch: new cluster service URL

  • (9) Set in how many shards (“pieces”) the index will be distributed (1 for a one node deployment)
  • (10) Set how many times each shard will be copied (1 for a one node deployment)
  • (11) Create the index

4.2 Index your data

Aiven Elasticsearch: new index indexed

Aiven Elasticsearch: new index indexed

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