Intro to Ultrawarm for Amazon Elasticsearch


Amazon Elasticsearch Service is a fully managed service that makes it easy for you to deploy, secure, and run Elasticsearch cost effectively at scale. You can build, monitor, and troubleshoot your applications using the tools you love, at the scale you need. The service provides support for open source Elasticsearch APIs, managed Kibana, integration with Logstash and other AWS services, and built-in alerting and SQL querying.

UltraWarm is a warm storage tier that complements the existing Elasticsearch hot storage tier by providing less expensive storage for older and less-frequently accessed data while still providing an interactive experience.

For more details about Amazon Elasticsearch and features please visit the service website.

This workshop intruduces the concepts on how to use Ultrawarm nodes with Amazon Elaticsearch.

Topics covered

Below we have a series of lab exercises which help users build an Amazon Elasticsearch domain and work with Ultrawarm.

#Lab Description
1Deploy Elasticsearch Domain
2Add Ultrawarm node
3Migrate Indices to Ultrawarm
4Return warm indices to hot storage
5Index state management


Some familiarity with Amazon ElasticSearch and AWS CloudFormation is recommended.

Targeted audience

This workshop is intended for users who has some familiarity with Amazon ElasticSearch and would like to explore more on UltraWarm capabilities.

Duration of workshop

This workshop takes approximately 45 minutes to complete the various steps involved.


This workshop will incur cost depending on the time and resources used. Please be sure to follow instructions given in the clean-up section to limit the cost incurred.