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Discovery plugins extend Elasticsearch by adding new discovery mechanisms that can be used instead of Zen Discovery.
Core discovery pluginsedit
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.
- The multicast plugin sends multicast messages to discover other nodes in the cluster.
Community contributed discovery pluginsedit
A number of discovery plugins have been contributed by our community: