The Azure Marketplace solution offering is a preconfigured template to deploy an Elasticsearch cluster, Kibana and Logstash to Azure. It’s available on Microsoft’s Azure Marketplace, making it easy to find and consume.
The solution template is a Bring-Your-Own-License (BYOL) offering; the solution always deploys with a 30 day trial license that enables all the Platinum features of the Elastic Stack, to provide the best getting started experience. After the trial license expires, Elasticsearch operates in a degraded mode.
The Marketplace solution template is a great starting place to try out the Elastic Stack on Azure. In the long run, it’s recommended to deploy the Elastic Stack using the ARM template from our GitHub repository directly. Doing so allows for targeting a specific template release for repeatable deployments, in addition to allowing scaling up the number of nodes under certain conditions, a process that the Marketplace solution template is not designed for.