Amazon OpenSearch Service releases cross cluster alerting monitors

Posted on: May 21, 2024

Amazon OpenSearch Service’s alerting plugin now supports cross-cluster monitoring, allowing you to create monitors that can query data across multiple OpenSearch clusters from a centralized location. Built on top of cross-cluster search, this feature eliminates the need to recreate redundant alerting monitors on each cluster in your environment. With cross-cluster monitoring, you define which remote indexes to monitor; and the alerting plugin executes the queries, and processes the results during each scheduled execution. In addition, cluster metrics monitors can be used to get alerted based on the responses from popular API such as cluster health, and CAT indices.

Cross-cluster monitoring enables a variety of powerful use cases. You can now monitor an application that has data segregated across multiple clusters, such as separate clusters for live and historical data. Organizations with a distributed cluster architecture spanning availability zones or regions can get a unified view of issues affecting their full application footprint. Cross-cluster monitoring also allows you to have dedicated monitoring clusters that don't store application data but can still execute monitors against your data clusters.

For information on upgrading to OpenSearch 2.13, please see documentation. OpenSearch 2.13 is now available in all AWS regions globally where Amazon OpenSearch service is available.

To learn more about Amazon OpenSearch Service, please visit the product page.