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

Supported Instance Types

Amazon ES supports the following instance types. Not all Regions support all instance types. For availability details, see Amazon Elasticsearch Service Pricing.

For information about which instance type is appropriate for your use case, see Sizing Amazon ES Domains, EBS Volume Size Limits, and Network Limits.

Instance Type Restrictions

C4

C5

The C5 instance types require Elasticsearch version 5.1 or later.

I2

I3

The I3 instance types require Elasticsearch version 5.1 or later and do not support EBS storage volumes.

M3

The M3 instance types do not support encryption of data at rest.

M4

M5

The M5 instance types require Elasticsearch version 5.1 or later.

R3

The R3 instance types do not support encryption of data at rest.

R4

R5

The R5 instance types require Elasticsearch version 5.1 or later.

T2

  • 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 1.5 and 2.3.

  • The T2 instance types do not support encryption of data at rest or UltraWarm storage.

Tip

You can use different instance types for dedicated master nodes and data nodes.