Discovery Plugins

Discovery plugins extend Elasticsearch by adding new discovery mechanisms that can be used instead of Zen Discovery.

Core discovery plugins

The core discovery plugins are:

AWS Cloud
The Amazon Web Service (AWS) Cloud plugin uses the AWS API for unicast discovery, and adds support for using S3 as a repository for Snapshot/Restore.
Azure Cloud
The Azure Cloud plugin uses the Azure API for unicast discovery, and adds support for using Azure as a repository for Snapshot/Restore.
GCE Cloud
The Google Compute Engine Cloud plugin uses the GCE API for unicast discovery.
Multicast
The multicast plugin sends multicast messages to discover other nodes in the cluster.

Community contributed discovery plugins

A number of discovery plugins have been contributed by our community: