Log Insight 2.0 introduced the ability to scale-out in addition to scale-up. With this change, a Log Insight instance is capable of playing different roles or service types. These include:
NOTE: Service types should not be confused with node types. Every Log Insight instance (or node) is capable of running any service it is matter of what service is enabled on the node.
I would like to discuss the differences between these service types and some important considerations to keep in mind.
In addition to configuration maximums, it is important to understand configuration minimums. Again, most of this information is in the official documentation, but is not consolidated in a central location… until now!
UPDATE: Configuration minimums have been added to the Log Insight documentation starting with 3.0. This information may be out of date — please use the official documentation!
I figured I would do something a little different and post a video on how to upgrade to Log Insight 2.0. In case you are running a version of Log Insight older than 1.5 GA, be sure to check out this post on how to upgrade to version 1.5 GA before upgrading to Log Insight 2.0.