If you have made it this far in the book, hopefully you've learned a thing or two about Elasticsearch and are ready to((("deployment"))) deploy your cluster to production.((("clusters", "deployment", see="deployment"))) This chapter is not meant to be an exhaustive guide to running your cluster in production, but it covers the key things to consider before putting your cluster live.
Three main areas are covered:
- Logistical considerations, such as hardware recommendations and deployment strategies
- Configuration changes that are more suited to a production environment
- Post-deployment considerations, such as security, maximizing indexing performance, and backups