Load balancing a tie-breaker

(Mark Varley) #1

Hi - I am hosting my Elasticsearch cluster on AWS and following best advice in the docs I have a setup with 2 r3.xlarge instances with a t2.small instance acting as a tie-breaker and min_master set to 2. I have read that it is advisable to load balance the instances to try avoid a hot node but my question is should I include the tie-breaker in the load balancer or just balance across the larger data nodes? Many thanks for any advice, could not see this explicitly mentioned in the docs.

(Mark Walkom) #2

Just do it on the two data nodes.

(Mark Varley) #3

Thanks as ever for the quick and helpful response Mark

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