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:
- EC2 discovery
- The EC2 discovery plugin uses the AWS API for unicast discovery.
- Azure Classic discovery
- The Azure Classic discovery plugin uses the Azure Classic API for unicast discovery.
- GCE discovery
- The Google Compute Engine discovery plugin uses the GCE API for unicast discovery.
- File-based discovery
- The File-based discovery plugin allows providing the unicast hosts list through a dynamically updatable file.
A number of discovery plugins have been contributed by our community: