Download Elasticsearch (No JDK)

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Release date:
March 23, 2021

Note that this download does not have a bundled JDK and requires that as a separate installation. Also note that it's possible to override the JDK even with the bundled JDK install by setting JAVA_HOME. This download is intended only for the rare cases where both of those are not workable. If you are looking for a download option that bundles the JDK, use this distribution instead.

Running on Kubernetes? Try the Elasticsearch Helm chart (alpha).

This default distribution is governed by the Elastic License, and includes the full set of free features.

View the detailed release notes here.

Not the version you're looking for? View past releases.

Installation Steps

New around here? View our getting started page to get acquainted with the Elastic Stack.


Download and install one of the supported JDKs for Elasticsearch


Download and unzip Elasticsearch


Elasticsearch can also be installed from our package repositories using apt or yum, or installed on Windows using an MSI installer package. See Repositories in the Guide.


Run bin/elasticsearch (or bin\elasticsearch.bat on Windows)


Run curl http://localhost:9200/ or Invoke-RestMethod http://localhost:9200 with PowerShell


Dive into the getting started guide and video.