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Amazon Elasticsearch Service
Developer Guide (API Version 2015-01-01)

Supported Instance Types

An instance is a virtual computing environment. An instance type is a specific configuration of CPU, memory, storage, and networking capacity. Choose an instance type for your Amazon ES domain that is based on the requirements of the application or software that you plan to run on your instance. If you have enabled dedicated master nodes, you can choose an instance type for the master nodes that differs from the instance type that you choose for the data nodes.

To learn more, see Sizing Amazon ES Domains, Cluster and Instance Limits, and EBS Volume Size Limits.

Amazon ES supports the following instance types.

T2 Instance Types

  • t2.micro.elasticsearch

  • t2.small.elasticsearch

  • t2.medium.elasticsearch

Note

  • You can use the t2 instance types only if the instance count for your domain is 10 or fewer.

  • The t2.micro.elasticsearch instance type supports only Elasticsearch 2.3 and 1.5.

  • The t2 instance types do not support encryption of data at rest.

M3 Instance Types

  • m3.medium.elasticsearch

  • m3.large.elasticsearch

  • m3.xlarge.elasticsearch

  • m3.2xlarge.elasticsearch

Note

  • The m3 instance types are not available in the us-east-2, ca-central-1, eu-west-2, eu-west-3, ap-northeast-2, ap-south-1, and cn-northwest-1 regions.

  • The m3 instance types do not support encryption of data at rest.

M4 Instance Types

  • m4.large.elasticsearch

  • m4.xlarge.elasticsearch

  • m4.2xlarge.elasticsearch

  • m4.4xlarge.elasticsearch

  • m4.10xlarge.elasticsearch

Note

  • The m4 instance types are not available in the eu-west-3 region.

C4 Instance Types

  • c4.large.elasticsearch

  • c4.xlarge.elasticsearch

  • c4.2xlarge.elasticsearch

  • c4.4xlarge.elasticsearch

  • c4.8xlarge.elasticsearch

Note

  • The c4 instance types are not available in the eu-west-3 region.

R3 Instance Types

  • r3.large.elasticsearch

  • r3.xlarge.elasticsearch

  • r3.2xlarge.elasticsearch

  • r3.4xlarge.elasticsearch

  • r3.8xlarge.elasticsearch

Note

  • The r3 instance types are not available in the ca-central-1, eu-west-2, eu-west-3, sa-east-1, and cn-northwest-1 regions.

  • The r3 instance types do not support encryption of data at rest.

R4 Instance Types

  • r4.large.elasticsearch

  • r4.xlarge.elasticsearch

  • r4.2xlarge.elasticsearch

  • r4.4xlarge.elasticsearch

  • r4.8xlarge.elasticsearch

  • r4.16xlarge.elasticsearch

I2 Instance Types

  • i2.xlarge.elasticsearch

  • i2.2xlarge.elasticsearch

Note

  • The i2 instance types are not available in the sa-east-1, ca-central-1, eu-west-2, eu-west-3, us-east-2, and cn-northwest-1 regions.

I3 Instance Types

  • i3.large.elasticsearch

  • i3.xlarge.elasticsearch

  • i3.2xlarge.elasticsearch

  • i3.4xlarge.elasticsearch

  • i3.8xlarge.elasticsearch

  • i3.16xlarge.elasticsearch

Note

  • The i3 instance types do not support EBS storage volumes.

  • The i3 instance types do not support Elasticsearch 2.3 or 1.5.