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Install Elasticsearch on Ubuntu

We need Java to run Elasticsearch, so let’s install Java first.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer

Download and install Elasticsearch, for latest version visit Elasticsearch download page

$ wget
$ sudo dpkg -i elasticsearch-2.0.0.deb

To start Elasticsearch on boot, we need to execute this command

$ sudo update-rc.d elasticsearch defaults 95 10

Now, let’s run Elasticsearch

$ sudo /etc/init.d/elasticsearch start

Test it out by running the following:

$ curl http://localhost:9200

If everything works, you’ll get something like this

  "name" : "Alcmena",
  "cluster_name" : "elasticsearch",
  "version" : {
    "number" : "2.0.0",
    "build_hash" : "de54438d6af8f9340d50c5c786151783ce7d6be5",
    "build_timestamp" : "2015-10-22T08:09:48Z",
    "build_snapshot" : false,
    "lucene_version" : "5.2.1"
  "tagline" : "You Know, for Search"