Category Archives: Elasticsearch

How do I find ElasticSearch path to install plugins?

This is for new ElasticSearch user.

If you have installed elastic search and unable to install plugins, here are the easy steps.

1. Type this command


Locate your home directory ( Look for Settings -> Path -> Home for value )
2. Go to Location (Example on the picture above)

How to test –

Open this URL


If you see this, your plugin is working.

similarly, you can install other plugins –

About BigDesk Plugin phpmind-elasticsearch-bigdesk-plugin

How to test – http://localhost:9200/_plugin/bigdesk/


kopf is a simple web administration tool for elasticsearch written in JavaScript + AngularJS + jQuery + Twitter bootstrap

How to install –

<pre>sudo bin/plugin install</pre>



How to test –  http://localhost:9200/_plugin/kopf


About  koph 


How to access external data from Kibana Plugin?


To make AJAX call from Kibana Visualization to external web service.

There are two separate headers that are necessary here: access-control-allow-origin and access-control-allow-headers. You’re currently setting access-control-allow-origin but I don’t see anywhere you’re setting access-control-allow-headers.


How to uninstall Elasticsearch and Kibana



(1) Remove previous versions of ElasticSearch:

(2) Remove the ElasticSearch directories:

(3) Install ElasticSearch 1.6:

(4) Start the service:

(5) Test if it works:


Remove Kibana

Things you can use to resolve this situation:

  1. reinstalling and then removing
  2. single remove without purge
  3. force installing and removing
  4. force removing by dpkg

How do I determine the total size of a directory (folder) from the command line?

The command du “summarizes disk usage of each FILE, recursively for directories,” e.g.,

How to find the path of the local git repository when I am possibly in a sub-directory?

How do I remove a folder?

Be sure the folder is really empty (hidden files/folders might be in there). Look at the file contents again with

If you’re absolutely certain that it doesn’t contain anything you want to have (including subdirectories), delete it with

The -r makes it delete the folder (and subfolders), even if it is non-empty, -f is for force (this might be unnecessary).

How to know elastic search installed version from kibana?

/opt/kibana/bin/kibana --version