Installing X-Pack in Logstash

After you install Logstash, you can optionally obtain and install X-Pack. For more information about how to obtain X-Pack, see

To use X-Pack you need:

You must install X-Pack on Elasticsearch, Kibana, and Logstash, using the version of X-Pack that matches of the version the product. For more information about installing X-Pack on Elasticsearch and Kibana, see Installing X-Pack.


If you are installing X-Pack for the first time on an existing cluster, you must perform a full cluster restart. Installing X-Pack enables security and security must be enabled on ALL nodes in a cluster for the cluster to operate correctly. When upgrading you can usually perform a rolling upgrade.

To install X-Pack on Logstash:

  1. Optional: If you want to install X-Pack on a machine that doesn’t have internet access:

    1. Manually download the X-Pack zip file: (sha1)


      The plugins for Elasticsearch, Kibana, and Logstash are included in the same zip file. If you have already downloaded this file to install X-Pack on one of those other products, you can reuse the same file.

    2. Transfer the zip file to a temporary directory on the offline machine. (Do NOT put the file in the Elasticsearch plugins directory.)
  2. Run bin/logstash-plugin install from the Logstash installation directory.

    bin/logstash-plugin install x-pack

    The plugin install scripts require direct internet access to download and install X-Pack. If your server doesn’t have internet access, specify the location of the X-Pack zip file that you downloaded to a temporary directory.

    bin/logstash-plugin install file:///path/to/file/
  3. Configure and start Logstash.