1. Apply the following specification to deploy Enterprise Search. ECK automatically configures the secured connection to an Elasticsearch cluster named quickstart, created in Elasticsearch quickstart.

    cat <<EOF | kubectl apply -f -
    apiVersion: enterprisesearch.k8s.elastic.co/v1beta1
    kind: EnterpriseSearch
      name: enterprise-search-quickstart
      version: 8.14.3
      count: 1
        name: quickstart

    Workplace Search in versions 7.7 up to and including 7.8 required an Enterprise license on ECK. You can start with a 30-day trial license.

  2. Monitor the Enterprise Search deployment.

    Retrieve details about the Enterprise Search deployment:

    kubectl get enterprisesearch
    NAME                            HEALTH    NODES    VERSION   AGE
    enterprise-search-quickstart    green     1        8.14.3      8m

    List all the Pods belonging to a given deployment:

    kubectl get pods --selector='enterprisesearch.k8s.elastic.co/name=enterprise-search-quickstart'
    NAME                                                READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
    enterprise-search-quickstart-ent-58b84db85-dl7c6    1/1     Running   0          2m50s
  3. Access logs for that Pod:

    kubectl logs -f enterprise-search-quickstart-ent-58b84db85-dl7c6
  4. Access Enterprise Search.

    A ClusterIP Service is automatically created for the deployment, and can be used to access the Enterprise Search API from within the Kubernetes cluster:

    kubectl get service enterprise-search-quickstart-ent-http

    Use kubectl port-forward to access Enterprise Search from your local workstation:

    kubectl port-forward service/enterprise-search-quickstart-ent-http 3002

    Open https://localhost:3002 in your browser.

    Your browser will show a warning because the self-signed certificate configured by default is not verified by a known certificate authority and not trusted by your browser. Acknowledge the warning for the purposes of this quickstart, but for a production deployment we recommend configuring valid certificates.

    Login as the elastic user created with the Elasticsearch cluster. Its password can be obtained with:

    kubectl get secret quickstart-es-elastic-user -o=jsonpath='{.data.elastic}' | base64 --decode; echo