It states in the install docs that:
The tarball installation provides a self-contained directory with everything you need to run OpenSearch, including an integrated Java Development Kit (JDK). The tarball is a good option for testing and development.
I’m not planning on installing via Docker and just plan on creating a cluster from multiple VM’s. My question is… Since the docs say that the tarball option is good for testing and development, how would I go about this if I wasn’t planning on this being “testing and development”?
This cluster is not going to some super important “mission critical” cluster. But I’d consider it more “prod” that “testing and development”. It will have multiple master nodes, multiple hot/warm nodes, and multiple coordinating nodes. So it gave me pause to see that the tarball install is only good for “testing and development”.
Is there a separate install method for a “prod” deployment that I haven’t found yet? Or is it just because the tarball comes with it’s own JDK?
Some clarification on the statement “the tarball is a good option for testing and development” would be helpful.