Configure ElasticSearch for use with Couchbase replication.

  1. Download ElasticSearch
    wget http://download.elasticsearch.org/elasticsearch/elasticsearch/elasticsearch-0.20.6.tar.gz
    
    
  2. Extract archive
    tar -xzf elasticsearch-0.20.6.tar.gz
  3. Move extracted folder to /opt/elasticsearch
    mv elasticsearch-0.20.6 /opt/elasticsearch

  4. Set permissions
    chown -R root:root /opt/elasticsearch
  5. Change to elasticsearch directory
    cd /opt/elasticsearch

    // //

  6. Install Web GUI plugin
    bin/plugin -install mobz/elasticsearch-head
  7. Install Couchbase Transport plugin
    bin/plugin -install transport-couchbase -url http://packages.couchbase.com.s3.amazonaws.com/releases/elastic-search-adapter/1.0.0/elasticsearch-transport-couchbase-1.0.0.zip
  8. Setup a username and password for Couchbase Replication to connect to your ElasticSearch server. Change “abc123” to your desired password.
    echo "couchbase.password: abc123" >> config/elasticsearch.yml
    
     echo "couchbase.username: admin" >> config/elasticsearch.yml
    
     
  9. Edit ElasticSearch configuration file and set the following parameters
    cluster.name: NameOfYourCluster
    
    network.host: local ip address of this node
    
    node.name: "name of this node"
    
    
  10. Download a script that will allow you to run ElasticSearch as a service
    curl -L http://github.com/elasticsearch/elasticsearch-servicewrapper/tarball/master | tar -xz
  11. We only need the one script so move it over
    mv *servicewrapper*/service bin/
  12. Cleanup
    rm -Rf *servicewrapper*
  13. Install ElasticSearch as service with the new script.
    bin/service/elasticsearch install
  14. Create a symbolic link
    ln -s `readlink -f bin/service/elasticsearch` /usr/local/bin/rcelasticsearch
  15. Start the service
    service elasticsearch start
  16. Make ElasticSearch start on boot
    chkconfig elasticsearch on
  17. Set the default template for Couchbase Transport
    curl -XPUT http://localhost:9200/_template/couchbase -d @plugins/transport-couchbase/couchbase_template.json
  18. That’s it. Your ElasticSearch server is now ready to be setup as a replication endpoint for Couchbase. For instructions on how to setup the replication on your Couchbase server visit: http://blog.couchbase.com/couchbase-and-full-text-search-couchbase-transport-elastic-search
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