How To Install Elasticsearch Using Source Code In Linux

ELK stands for Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana. It helps you to keep all logs at one place and analyse the issues by correlating the events in particular time. we will learn how to install elasticsearch.

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Components :

Elasticsearch : it’s a Open Source distributed RESTful search engine based on java which stores all of the collected data. Easy to use, Scalable and flexible.

Logstash : it’s a server side data processing pipeline that injects data from multiple source simultaneously transform it then sends the incoming logs to Elastic-search.

Kibana : it’s used to visualisation of logs.

Beats : it’s used to installed on client machine to get the data which will be forwarded to either Elastic-search or log-stash.

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Before installing, You need to know the System requirements of Elastic-search

1. RAM 4GB

2. CPU 2

3. Java 8 or above

Link to download : https://www.elastic.co/downloads/elasticsearch

Extract the Package:

tar -zxf elasticsearch-6.5.0.tar.gz

Go to the directory: /elasticsearch-6.5.0/bin

You need to install Elasticsearch from a user because it won’t allow you to install by a root user.

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Note: Make sure Java installed and java path must be defined.

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./elasticsearch -d

Adding these Ports in firewall to access it from outside,

firewall-cmd –-permanent –add-port=9200/tcp

firewall-cmd –-permanent –add-port=9300/tcp

firewall-cmd –reload

After running these, you have to check whether it’s installed or not.

127.0.0.1:9200 or your_ip:9200

If you see this message in browser that’s mean Elastic-search has been installed.

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You can also use this command curl -X GET “localhost:9200”

Check port listening

netstat -tnlp | grep java

Elastic-search is up and running with Port number 9200.

You’re done

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