Listing, Removing and Updating Installed Plugins

Listing plugins

A list of the currently loaded plugins can be retrieved with the list option:

sudo bin/elasticsearch-plugin list

Alternatively, use the node-info API to find out which plugins are installed on each node in the cluster

Removing plugins

Plugins can be removed manually, by deleting the appropriate directory under plugins/, or using the public script:

sudo bin/elasticsearch-plugin remove [pluginname]

After a Java plugin has been removed, you will need to restart the node to complete the removal process.

Updating plugins

Plugins are built for a specific version of Elasticsearch, and therefore must be reinstalled each time Elasticsearch is updated.

sudo bin/elasticsearch-plugin remove [pluginname]
sudo bin/elasticsearch-plugin install [pluginname]