Next Steps

Now that you have provisioned your first deployment and indexed some documents into your Elasticsearch cluster, try out some additional steps:

  • Enable additional features, such as monitoring in versions before 5.0, Kibana and Shield for clusters that didn’t automatically enable them, and more.

    For Kibana 6.4.0 and later, you can use the one-click sample data, which allows you to use Kibana without loading your own data.

  • Configure Beats and Logstash to send data to Elastic Cloud quickly with your Cloud ID.
  • Change your cluster configuration by upgrading to a newer Elasticsearch version or adding some plugins, for example.
  • Got existing Elasticsearch data? Consider your migration options.
  • Like what Elastic Cloud can do for you? Add a credit card to continue using the service past your trial expiration date, to add more clusters, or to increase the processing capacity of your existing cluster.

    To upload scripts, we ask that you either add a credit card or open a support ticket for help. This is simply because we don’t want to run your code without knowing who you are. To find out more about why we do this, see this article.

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