Queries on Index LifeCycle Management

Hi Team,

I have a doubt about ILM. Do I have to explicitly enable ILM in elastic search configuration or it is enabled by default? I am using elastcsearch-7.5.2 version. I have pasted output of the elasticsearch.yaml file.

sh-4.2$ cat elasticsearch.yml
xpack.security.enabled: true
xpack.security.transport.ssl.enabled: true
xpack.security.transport.ssl.verification_mode: certificate
xpack.security.transport.ssl.keystore.path: /usr/share/elasticsearch/config/certs/elasticsearch-master.p12
xpack.security.transport.ssl.truststore.path: /usr/share/elasticsearch/config/certs/elasticsearch-master.p12
xpack.security.http.ssl.enabled: true
xpack.security.http.ssl.truststore.path: /usr/share/elasticsearch/config/certs/elasticsearch-master.p12
xpack.security.http.ssl.keystore.path: /usr/share/elasticsearch/config/certs/elasticsearch-master.p12

Pls let me know do i have to enable ILM

You do need to enable the basic license.

Which license? I already enabled x-pack in elastic search.

That is it.

It's enabled by default. See https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/7.6/ilm-settings.html#_cluster_level_settings

@dadoonet, thanks for the reply. I am thinking of deploying elastic curator in our cluster. I already deployed curator using helm chart, but i do not see indices are getting deleted. Do i have to anything in elastic search configuration for curator?

That's another question. I'd create another thread.

Anyway I don't have the answer. May be @theuntergeek knows?

Truthfully, I can't help with someone's helm chart configs. I don't have any expertise there.

I agree with recommendations to use ILM over Curator for most use cases, too.

Hi @theuntergeek,

we used official curator helm chart. I have a question, what should I define for hosts in configmap.yaml file. Do i have to define clusterIP or serviceName of elasticsearch?

Kasim Shaik.

Oh? From where? What makes it "official?" There isn't even an official Curator Docker image. As the author/maintainer of Curator, I can confirm that there is no official Docker image.

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