I have two Elasticsearch clusters PROD (for production) and OPS (for operational), both configured with an X-Pack Basic license. I'm running Elasticsearch version 5.3.0.
I'm trying to configure PROD to report monitoring data to OPS by following the instructions on:
The problem is that OPS is also monitoring itself which causes the monitoring of PROD to be disabled (grayed out in Kibana), because the Basic license only allows monitoring one cluster. How do I go about disabling the OPS cluster monitoring of itself, so I can have it monitor PROD only and stay within Basic license limits?
I tried setting OPS point to a dummy exporter URL in the elasticsearch.yml and restarting:
xpack.monitoring.exporters: id1: type: http host: ["http://example.com:9200"] # fake host in an attempt to disable local monitoring
The above change seems to cause Elasticsearch not to start at all.
Then I tried disabling X-Pack monitoring and restarting:
The above doesn't seem to have any effect... the PROD cluster is still greyed out in Kibana. Oddly, OPS monitoring of itself still seems to work, even though I expected monitoring to be disabled altogether.
Is there some way to have a PROD cluster report to an OPS cluster with only a Basic license on both?