Convert Elasticsearch 7.9+ Instances to Graviton

Opportunity Name:

Convert Elasticsearch 7.9+ Instances to Graviton

AWS Resource Type:

Amazon Elasticsearch Service

Opportunity Description:

Amazon Elasticsearch Service offers instances from the AWS Graviton2 instance family. These Graviton2 instances provide up to 38% improvement in indexing throughput, 50% reduction in indexing latency, and 30% improvement in query performance over x86-based instances. Graviton2 instances provide up to 44% price-performance improvement.

Finder Criteria:

CloudFix checks for Elasticsearch domains that are version 7.9 and above (if your domain is on version 7.x, CloudFix offers a different Fixer to upgrade the domain to 7.9) and ensures that there is a Graviton equivalent instance type and size. It excludes instances that do not have Graviton equivalent instances such as storage optimized instances, micro, small and medium instance types.

Fixer Execution:

This Graviton upgrade takes in-place using the blue-green deployment model provided by Amazon which upgrades Elasticsearch domains to Graviton without downtime. This Fixer replaces the current instance types with the equivalent Graviton2 instance types.

In blue/green deployment, Amazon ES creates a new environment for domain updates and routing users to the new environment after those updates are complete. The practice introduces no downtime and maintains the original environment in the event that deployment to the new environment is unsuccessful. During the first hour of configuration changes, we will be charged for previous instance types as well as newer instance types. After the first hour, pricing will be done for newer instance types only.

Potential savings (range in % on annual basis):

The Graviton2 instances provide up to 44% price/performance improvement over previous generation instances.

Can CloudFix implement the fix automatically once I accept the recommendation?

Yes, for each Elasticsearch domain on version 7.9 and later, CloudFix will get the required information and the domain configuration will be updated.

Is it possible to roll back once CloudFix implements the fixer?

No. Rollback of this Fixer is not possible.

Does this fix require downtime?

No. Moving to Graviton2 for Elasticsearch 7.9+ via CloudFix does not require any downtime. It is executed as a zero downtime fix.

Do it yourself (DIY) Instructions:

If you have a CloudFix subscription, CloudFix will execute these automatic cost savings for you. However, if you'd like to do it yourself - please follow the instructions for upgrading to Graviton2.

Finding cost-saving recommendations with CloudFix is FREE! You'll need a paid subscription only if you'd like CloudFix to execute those recommendations.






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