ElasticSearch: Installation in Ubuntu

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Install Java JDK

  • You need java jdk installed

Create User for Elastic Search

  • Create a user "elastic" to run elasticsearch under.

Setup Environment Variables

Set up the env variables for the "elastic" user.

  • Set JAVA HOME env variables.
  • Elastic Search consume significant amount of memory and may fail on startup.
    • You can limit heapsize of java memory by setting ES_JAVA_OPTS
export ES_JAVA_OPTS="-Xms512m -Xmx512m"