Installing Elasticsearch and Kibana 8.5.0

Elasticsearch is an opensource search engine based on the Lucene library and Kibana is an opensource data visualization dashboard for Elasticsearch. In this post I will show you how to install Elasticsearch and Kibana on a virtual machine (In this case running the Amazon Linux 2 Operating System).

Install the required packages

sudo yum update -y
sudo yum group install "Development Tools" -y
yum install wget -y
yum install readline-devel -y
yum install openssl-devel -y

Install ElasticSearch

curl -O ""
tar -xvf elasticsearch-8.5.0-linux-x86_64.tar.gz
chown -R ec2-user:ec2-user /home/ec2-user/elastic
cd /home/ec2-user/elastic/elasticsearch-8.5.0/config

Add the following lines to elasticsearch.yml localhost
transport.port: 9300
http.port: 9200

Install Kibana

cd /home/ec2-user/
curl -O ""
tar -xzf kibana-8.5.0-linux-x86_64.tar.gz
chown -R ec2-user:ec2-user /home/ec2-user/kibana-8.5.0
cd /home/ec2-user/kibana-8.5.0/config

Add the following lines to kibana.yml<your-host-ip-address>

In the line shown above, make sure to replace <your-host-ip-address> with your hosts actual ip address.

Start Elasticsearch and Kibana

cd /home/ec2-user/elastic/elasticsearch-8.5.0/bin
nohup ./elasticsearch -Epath.logs=log" &
cd /home/ec2-user/kibana-8.5.0/bin
nohup ./kibana &

Setup a new password for the Elasticsearch superuser

cd /home/ec2-user/elastic/elasticsearch-8.5.0
bin/elasticsearch-reset-password -u elastic --interactive

follow the prompts to setup a new password for the user elastic.

At this time elasticsearch has been installed and started and you can start creating your indexes and running your queries.