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Enterprise Search, Installation

Enterprise Search can be hosted within your own infrastructure.

The offering is currently in beta and can be downloaded free for experimentation.

We would love your feedback as you check things out: enterprise-search-beta-feedback@elastic.co.

Visit the troubleshooting page for diagnostic help and known issues.


Supported platforms:

  • Linux: x86_64 only
  • MacOS X: High Sierra 10.13 - 10.1x (64 bit only)
  • Windows: Not supported

Minimum hardware:

  • ~4GB of free RAM or 6GB if Elasticsearch is running on the same machine.
    • 2GB for App Server.
    • 2GB for Worker.
    • 50Mb for Filebeat and other processes.
  • 5GB of disk space available.

Dependencies:

First, you’ll need to get Elasticsearch up and running with security features:

  1. Download Elasticsearch 7.4.x and enter the directory.

  2. Edit config/elasticsearch.yml and add:

    xpack.security.enabled: true

  3. Run the binary and start Elasticsearch:

    $ bin/elasticsearch

  4. Generate a random password for the Elastic user:

    $ bin/elasticsearch-setup-passwords auto

The second part is done within Enterprise Search:

  1. Download Enterprise Search beta 3 and enter the directory.

  2. Edit config/enterprise-search.yml and add:

    ent_search.auth.source: standard
    elasticsearch.username: elastic
    elasticsearch.password: [ELASTIC_USER_PASSWORD]
    allow_es_settings_modification: true
  1. Start Enterprise Search:

$ bin/enterprise-search

Retrieve the default login credentials from the console’s output.

The default username is enterprise_search.

The password is generated randomly and printed once. Or you can set a custom default password through the ENT_SEARCH_DEFAULT_PASSWORD environment variable.

And that’s it!

Visit http://localhost:3002 and login to Enterprise Search with the default credentials.

Reminder: beta software is not fit for production usage!

And with that, ready to get started?

Read the Getting Started guide.


Enjoying the beta? Something broken? Lost? Please send us your feedback or visit the Enterprise Search community.