Quick Start Guide

If you want to get started as quickly as possible:

  1. Verify the prerequisites: Ubuntu 14.04 or RHEL/CentOS 7+ with the correct kernel version and system settings, Docker 1.11, and at least 8GB RAM for each host you install on. A single virtual machine will get you started, if it meets the basic prerequisites.
  2. Install Elastic Cloud Enterprise on your first host:

    bash <(curl -fsSL https://download.elastic.co/cloud/elastic-cloud-enterprise-installer.sh)
  3. Log into the Cloud UI using the details provided for the administration console at the end of Step 2. The details provide a URL and user credentials similar to this example:

    Administration Console Details:
    URL: http://192.168.50.10:12400 (See documentation for HTTPS details)
    Username: root
    Password: fTao-oa3x8SxT4GjKOlsF6Xy7Ez5C2EvJIW64DrbdT4=
  4. Start creating clusters!
  5. Optional: Add more hosts to your Elastic Cloud Enterprise installation. Include the --coordinator-host HOST_IP parameter provided at the end of Step 2, where HOST_IP is the IP address of the first host you installed on. For example, --coordinator-host 192.168.50.10.

    bash <(curl -fsSL https://download.elastic.co/cloud/elastic-cloud-enterprise-installer.sh) --coordinator-host HOST_IP