Set up Elasticsearchedit

This section includes information on how to setup Elasticsearch and get it running, including:

  • Downloading
  • Installing
  • Starting
  • Configuring

Supported platformsedit

The matrix of officially supported operating systems and JVMs is available here: Support Matrix. Elasticsearch is tested on the listed platforms, but it is possible that it will work on other platforms too.

Use dedicated hostsedit

In production, we recommend you run Elasticsearch on a dedicated host or as a primary service. Several Elasticsearch features, such as automatic JVM heap sizing, assume it’s the only resource-intensive application on the host or container. For example, you might run Metricbeat alongside Elasticsearch for cluster statistics, but a resource-heavy Logstash deployment should be on its own host.