Install Elastic Search Plugins Through Docker

2015 Jan17

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ately I have been using Docker for development. It makes it really easy to stand up services and package entire stacks for projects. Most recently, I set up an elastic search instance, and the first thing I wanted to do was install the insanely helpful Head and Big Desk plugins. The official elastic search Dockerfile is just elastic search, no plugins. And of course, containers are pretty much a black box. Every time it restart, everything is back to square one. Luckily, The image exposes a volume for persistent data, and that is all we really need to have to install plugins. Here is how You can do that.

Install Elasticsearch Container

First we need to pull the docker

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