ELK stack Installation on OEL (Oracle Enterprise Linux)

Updated: Oct 25, 2019

Refer my previous blog to install Oracle Enterprise Linux operating system on your machine. Or if you have any operating system which supports Linux kernel like CentOS, Ubuntu, RedHat Linux etc, these steps will be similar.

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Elasticsearch Installation

Before we start Elasticsearch installation. I hope you all have Java installed on your machine, if not please refer this.

Now once you have installed Java successfully, go to this link and download latest version of Elasticsearch.


I have downloaded TAR file (elasticsearch-6.2.4.tar.gz) to explain this blog.

For machines with GUI like CentOS, Ubuntu: Once you download it on your local machine, move it to your Linux environment where you want to run Elasticsearch. I use MobaXterm (open source tool) to transfer file from my windows machine to Linux environment (Red Hat Linux client without GUI in this case).

For non-GUI Linux machines: Simply run wget on your Linux machine (if you don't have wget package installed on your machine, run this command with root user to install wget: yum install wget -y).

Run below commands to install Elasticsearch with any user except root. Change the version according to your requirement, like I removed 6.2.4 for simplicity.

wget https://artifacts.elastic.co/downloads/elasticsearch/elasticsearch-6.2.4.tar.gz

tar -xvzf elasticsearch-6.2.4.tar.gz

rm -f elasticsearch-6.2.4.tar.gz

mv elasticsearch-6.2.4 elasticsearch

Start Elasticsearch

To start Elasticsearch, navigate to Elasticsearch directory and launch elasticsearch.

cd elasticsearch/


Running Elasticsearch in Background

You can start Elasticsearch in background as well with below commands.

  • Run nohup and disown the process.

  • Later you can find out the java process running on your machine or you can simply note down the PID which generates after executing nohup.

Like in below case - 25605 is the PID.

[hadoop@elasticsearch elasticsearch]$ nohup ./bin/elasticsearch & [1] 25605 [hadoop@elasticsearch elasticsearch]$ nohup: ignoring input and appending output to ‘nohup.out’ disown

[hadoop@elasticsearch elasticsearch]$ ps -aux | grep java hadoop 25605 226 6.1 4678080 1257552 pts/0 Sl 11:54 0:31 /usr/java/java/bin/java -Xms1g -Xmx1g -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC -XX:CMSInitiatingOccupancyFraction=75 -XX:+UseCMSInitiatingOccupancyOnly -XX:+AlwaysPreTouch -Xss1m -Djava.awt.headless=true -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8 -Djna.nosys=true -XX:-OmitStackTraceInFastThrow -Dio.netty.noUnsafe=true -Dio.netty.noKeySetOptimization=true -Dio.netty.recycler.maxCapacityPerThread=0 -Dlog4j.shutdownHookEnabled=false -Dlog4j2.disable.jmx=true -Djava.io.tmpdir=/tmp/elasticsearch.zbtKhO5i -XX:+HeapDumpOnOutOfMemoryError -XX:+PrintGCDetails -XX:+PrintGCDateStamps -XX:+PrintTenuringDistribution -XX:+PrintGCApplicationStoppedTime -Xloggc:logs/gc.log -XX:+UseGCLogFileRotation -XX:NumberOfGCLogFiles=32 -XX:GCLogFileSize=64m -Des.path.home=/home/hadoop/apps/installers/elasticsearch -Des.path.conf=/home/hadoop/apps/installers/elasticsearch/config -cp /home/hadoop/apps/installers/elasticsearch/lib/* org.elasticsearch.bootstrap.Elasticsearch

Note: If you are getting below error, please make sure you are not logged in as root. Remove the file, login with different user and redo above steps. Remember I told to install elasticsearch with any user except root.

Error:java.nio.file.AccessDeniedException: /home/hadoop/apps/installers/elasticsearch/config/jvm.options

Verify Elasticsearch installation

[hadoop@localhost etc]$ curl http://localhost:9200 { "name" : "akY11V_", "cluster_name" : "elasticsearch", "cluster_uuid" : "3O3dLMIDRYmJa1zrqNZqug", "version" : { "number" : "6.2.4", "build_hash" : "ccec39f", "build_date" : "2018-04-12T20:37:28.497551Z", "build_snapshot" : false, "lucene_version" : "7.2.1", "minimum_wire_compatibility_version" : "5.6.0", "minimum_index_compatibility_version" : "5.0.0" }, "tagline" : "You Know, for Search" }

Or you can simply open http://localhost:9200 in your local browser if your operating system supports any GUI.

Kibana Installation

Follow similar steps to download Kibana latest release from below link:


Move the TAR file to your Linux machine or simply run wget to download the file. Modify the version according to your requirement.

wget https://artifacts.elastic.co/downloads/kibana/kibana-6.2.4-linux-x86_64.tar.gz

tar -xvzf kibana-6.2.4-linux-x86_64.tar.gz

rm -f kibana-6.2.4-linux-x86_64.tar.gz