Can kibana point to 2 elasticsearch instances?

Basically the title... can kibana point to 2 elasticsearch instances? What I have done is have 2 elasticsearch instances running but without a 3rd for load balancing if one does down kibana would not be able to query. So what should I do? Is the 3rd elastic node necessary to have HA?


Some people use a client node running alongside KB, then they just point to localhost.

Client side node? Is this the same as running an ES node along side KB where and node.master is set to false? I was trying to avoid this because of the extra overhead of spinning another instance. What do you mean by point to localhost? Doc would help.


Yes, that's correct.

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