(Last Updated On: November 19, 2018)

In this guide, we will cover the installation of Elasticsearch 6.x on Fedora 29 / Fedora 28. Elasticsearch is a highly scalable open-source analytics engine and full-text search. With Elasticsearch, you can store, search, and analyze big volumes of data faster and in near real-time.

Follow the steps provided in this article to have a working installation of Elasticsearch 6.x on Fedora 29 / Fedora 28.

Step 1: Install Java on Fedora 29 / Fedora 28.

Elasticsearch depends on Java, you need it installed on your machine prior to installing Elasticsearch 6 on Fedora 29 / Fedora 28. Default upstream version of OpenJDK can be installed on Fedora by running the commands:

sudo dnf install java-openjdk-devel java-openjdk

or use the link below to install Java 11.

How to Install Java 11 on CentOS 7 / Fedora 29 / Fedora 28

After the installation of Java, you can quickly confirm the version using the following command:

$ java -version
java version "11.0.1" 2018-10-16 LTS
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment 18.9 (build 11.0.1+13-LTS)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM 18.9 (build 11.0.1+13-LTS, mixed mode)

Step 2: Add Elasticsearch 6 Repository to Fedora 29 / Fedora 28.

After installing Java JDK, add Elasticsearch 6.x repository to your Fedora system.

1. Import GPG Key

sudo rpm --import https://artifacts.elastic.co/GPG-KEY-elasticsearch

2. Add Repository

cat > /etc/yum.repos.d/elasticsearch.repo <<EOF
name=Elasticsearch repository for 6.x packages

3.  Install Elasticsearch 6

Elasticsearch 6 repository is ready for use. You can install Elasticsearch using the command below:

sudo dnf install elasticsearch

JVM options like memory limits are set on /etc/elasticsearch/jvm.options

Start and enable elasticsearch service on boot:

sudo systemctl start elasticsearch
sudo systemctl enable elasticsearch

Check status:

$ sudo systemctl status elasticsearch
● elasticsearch.service - Elasticsearch
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/elasticsearch.service; disabled; vendor preset: disabled)
   Active: active (running) since Mon 2018-11-19 20:43:01 UTC; 2s ago
     Docs: http://www.elastic.co
 Main PID: 2093 (java)
    Tasks: 14 (limit: 2359)
   Memory: 590.5M
   CGroup: /system.slice/elasticsearch.service
           └─2093 /bin/java -Xms512m -Xmx512m -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC -XX:CMSInitiatingOccupancyFraction=75 -XX:+UseCMSInitiatingOccupancyOnly -XX:+A>

Nov 19 20:43:01 fed29 systemd[1]: Started Elasticsearch.
Nov 19 20:43:02 fed29 elasticsearch[2093]: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM warning: Option UseConcMarkSweepGC was deprecated in version 9.0 and will likely >

Test to verify that it is working:

$ curl 
  "name" : "LfFm_OY",
  "cluster_name" : "elasticsearch",
  "cluster_uuid" : "YLZXkJ2OSKeFY2sPbHZGAA",
  "version" : {
    "number" : "6.5.0",
    "build_flavor" : "default",
    "build_type" : "rpm",
    "build_hash" : "816e6f6",
    "build_date" : "2018-11-09T18:58:36.352602Z",
    "build_snapshot" : false,
    "lucene_version" : "7.5.0",
    "minimum_wire_compatibility_version" : "5.6.0",
    "minimum_index_compatibility_version" : "5.0.0"
  "tagline" : "You Know, for Search"

Step 3: Install Kibana on Fedora 29 / Fedora 28.

Kibana lets you visualize your Elasticsearch data and navigate the Elastic Stack. Install it after adding the repository using the command:

sudo dnf install -y kibana

After a successful installation, configure Kibana

$ sudo vim /etc/kibana/kibana.yml
server.host: ""
server.name: "kibana.example.com"
elasticsearch.url: "http://localhost:9200"

Change other settings as desired then start kibana service:

sudo systemctl start kibana
sudo systemctl enable kibana

Access http://ip-address:5601 to open Kibana Dashboard:

If you have an active firewall, you’ll need to allow access to Kibana port:

sudo firewall-cmd --add-port=5601/tcp --permanent
sudo firewall-cmd --reload

For Ubuntu users, check How to Install Elasticsearch 6.x on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Linux