ObjectRocket Elasticsearch FAQ

How do I connect?

You can connect via Elasticsearch’s RESTful API over HTTPS.

Is SSL supported?

Yes! By using the SSL connection strings provided, we handle everything you need for SSL access using standard https:// links.

Can I setup multiple user types?

Yes, we currently offer admin, read only and Kibana only user roles through the Control Panel.

Is there a free trial?

Yes! On app.objectrocket.com, choosing the 1GB RAM / 8GB Disk plan will be free for 30 days.

In our new app.objectrcket.cloud interface, we are moving to a credits-based system. Rather than a fixed size instance for a fixed time, you can select any size and apply the credit to the cost of that size. Choose our smallest size for the longest trial period, or a larger instance to test at scale.

What versions are supported?

Review the ObjectRocket dedicated platform supported versions table for a list of supported versions.

What kind of architecture is this using?

All of our offerings are provided in multi-node HA configurations with dedicated containers for Kibana and management dashboards.

There are various customization options and more detail is provided in the Elasticsearch overview documentation.

How is pricing calculated on ObjectRocket for Elasticsearch instances?

In an ObjectRocket for Elasticsearch cluster, there are four things that impact the monthly price you pay: the datacenter you select to host your instance, the plan size for your instance, whether you have selected any optional paid features, and finally, yoiur total Elasticsearch data across all instances on the platform. There’s a pricing calculator that you can use to figure out the final price of an ObjectRocket cluster, but this section will outline how that price is calculated.

  • Region: When you create a new instance, you will select a datacenter/region to host the instance. Each region charges a slightly different base rate for each plan size. The pricing calculator linked above will show you the rates in each region.
  • Plan Size: Each plan size has a monthly subscription rate. As you add nodes to the cluster, those will increase the monthly spend.
  • Add-ons: Some features, like encryption at rest, carry an additional charge. Features that increase the price will show that in the UI.
  • Volume Discounts: As you grow your ObjectRocket footprint we apply tiered rate discounts based on the total amount of Elasticsearch storage you have on the platform.

Other than those four factors, everything else is included; 24x7x365 support, free migrations, and hosted Kibana are all part of the standard price.

What plugins are available by default?

We install the Elasticsearch Core plugins by default as well as the various cloud storage snapshot plugins.

We can support additional plugins on a case by case basis. Contact support@objectrocket.com if you would like different plugins installed.

What about backups?

We automatically backup your data every 24 hours and retain two weeks of backups using Elasticsearch snapshots. Contact support@objectrocket.com to request a restore.

What are the default number of shards and replicas per index?

Through Elasticsearch version 6 ObjectRocket Elasticsearch instances are configured with the Elasticsearch default settings of number_of_shards = 5 and number_of_replicas = 1, which means any newly created index will have 5 primary shards, each with 1 replica shard (for a total of 10 shards for any new index). The number of primary shards can be specified per index when the index is created, as described in the Create Index API. If you would like to change these defaults for your ObjectRocket Elasticsearch instance, please contact support@objectrocket.com.