IMPORTANT: No additional bug fixes or documentation updates will be released for this version. For the latest information, see the current release documentation.
Discovery plugins extend Elasticsearch by adding new discovery mechanisms that can be used instead of Zen Discovery.
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.
A number of discovery plugins have been contributed by our community: