WARNING: Version 2.0 of Elasticsearch has passed its EOL date.
This documentation is no longer being maintained and may be removed. If you are running this version, we strongly advise you to upgrade. For the latest information, see the current release documentation.
Elasticsearch 2.0 runs with the Java security manager enabled and is much more
restrictive about which paths it is allowed to access. Various paths can be
path.repo. A configured path
may itself be a symbolic link, but no symlinks under that path will be
The command line parameter parsing has been rewritten to deal properly with
spaces in parameters. All config settings can still be specified on the
command line when starting Elasticsearch, but they must appear after the
built-in "static parameters", such as
-d (to daemonize) and
-p (the PID path).
bin/elasticsearch -d -p /tmp/foo.pid --http.cors.enabled=true --http.cors.allow-origin='*'
For a list of static parameters, run
-f parameter, which used to indicate that Elasticsearch should be run in
the foreground, was deprecated in 1.0 and removed in 2.0.
-v parameter now means
--verbose for both
bin/elasticsearch (although it has no effect on the latter). To output the
The permissions of the
plugins directories in the RPM
and deb packages have been made more restrictive. The plugin manager should
be run as root otherwise it will not be able to install plugins.
Almost all of the official Elasticsearch plugins have been moved to the main
elasticsearch repository. They will be released at the same time as
Elasticsearch and have the same version number as Elasticsearch.
Official plugins can be installed as follows:
sudo bin/plugin install analysis-icu
Community-provided plugins can be installed as before.
All plugins are now required to have a plugin-descriptor.properties file. If a node has a plugin installed which lacks this file, it will be unable to start.
Elasticsearch 2.0 changes the way the repository URLs are referenced. Instead of specific repositories for both major and minor versions, the repositories will use a major version reference only.
The URL for apt packages now uses the following structure;
deb http://packages.elastic.co/elasticsearch/2.x/debian stable main
And for yum packages it is;
The repositories page details this change.