Kibana load balancing and sticky sessions

(Yannis Despotopoulos) #1

Hello,

When load balancing requests to multiple Kibana instances, do we have to configure sticky sessions at the load balancer?
I cannot find something related in Kibana (6.x) documentation.
Does kibana store (and sync) somewhere user sessions info?

thanks
Yannis

(Jen Huang) #2

Hi, yes I believe in this setup, sticky sessions are essential, you'll also want to configure all the Kibana instances with the same encryption key.

The approach that is officially supported is to use a coordinating ES node: https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/kibana/current/production.html#load-balancing

(Yannis Despotopoulos) #3

Thanks for the reply.

The link you provide defines the coordinating ES which is placed after kibana towards the elastic nodes.
Is there any documentation regarding the kibana configuration facing the client/browser?

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