Running Elasticsearch on AWS Elastic Beanstalk

TL;DR code on github @ pfeilbr/

This article will show you the steps to run elasticsearch on AWS Elastic Beanstalk. This example uses the elasticsearch docker image as an example. Once running you can visit http://<beanstalk domain>/?pretty an you will see the root elastic search JSON response.

Initial Deployment

  1. Modify for your needs. reference

  2. Commit changes to repo

    $ git commit -a -m "changes"

    assumes has already been added to repo. if not, git add .

  3. Create eb app

    $ eb init # populate details

    NOTE: select Docker. Populate all details

  4. Create environment for app

    $ eb create dev-env

    IMPORTANT Must immediately update the ec2 instance with tags so it doesn’t get terminated. Enable termination protection on the ec2 instance.

Deploying Updates

  1. Modify for your needs.

  2. Commit changes

    $ git commit -a -m "my updates"
  3. Deploy to eb

    $ eb deploy

NOTE: Takes between 3-5 min to deploy changes


Port mapping details specific to aws beanstalk