Install and Run with Docker

Install and run using docker:

docker pull
docker run -d --name elasticsearch5 -p 9200:9200 -p 9300:9300 -e -e -e

Set port values that do not conflict with other existing installation (e.g. Elasticsearch 2 which is currently running in parallel)

Start and Stop

docker stop elasticsearch5
docker start elasticsearch5

See Logs of Elasticsearch

To see logs in case of problems for debugging:

docker logs elasticsearch5

Register as a System Service

Register as a service using the start script in ./servicescripts/elasticsearch5.

  • Copy the script elasticsearch5 to /etc/init.d
  • chmod to be executable: chmod a+x elasticsearch5
  • service elasticsearch5 start
  • service elasticsearch5 stop
  • Register the service to start on startup:
      sudo update-rc.d elasticsearch5 defaults 95 10
      sudo /etc/init.d/elasticsearch5 start

Configure max_map_count

To avoid this error message: max virtual memory areas vm.max_map_count [65530] is too low, increase to at least [262144]

Temporary configuration:

sudo sysctl -w vm.max_map_count=262144

Permanent configuration:

Change the value in /etc/sysctl.conf to vm.max_map_count=262144


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