GCE Network Hostedit

When the discovery-gce plugin is installed, the following are also allowed as valid network host settings:

GCE Host ValueDescription

_gce:privateIp:X_

The private IP address of the machine for a given network interface.

_gce:hostname_

The hostname of the machine.

_gce_

Same as _gce:privateIp:0_ (recommended).

Examples:

# get the IP address from network interface 1
network.host: _gce:privateIp:1_
# shortcut for _gce:privateIp:0_
network.host: _gce_
# Using GCE internal hostname (recommended)
network.host: _gce:hostname_

How to start (short story)edit

  • Create Google Compute Engine instance (with compute rw permissions)
  • Install Elasticsearch
  • Install Google Compute Engine Cloud plugin
  • Modify elasticsearch.yml file
  • Start Elasticsearch