Installing Elasticsearch

November 14, 2023

To install Elasticsearch:

  1. Unzip the Elasticsearch version that you downloaded earlier and edit the config/elasticsearch.yml file.
    vi config/elasticsearch.yml
  2. Add the following lines to the file.
    transport.tcp.port: 9300
    http.cors.allow-origin: "*"
    http.cors.enabled: true
  3. Specify a unique cluster name for your Elasticsearch instances to avoid conflicts with other Elasticsearch instances on the network. For example, specify ciohybris as shown in the following example. ciohybris
  4. Start Elasticsearch.

Elasticsearch is now running. You can access it at http://localhost:9200 in your web browser.

To be able to browse your index, you should install the ElasticSearch Head Chrome extension.