Firstly install Docker via this article: https://docs.docker.com/engine/installation/linux/ubuntulinux/.
Check your user's group setting
Make sure that a group with the name "docker" exists and your user is a member of that group. To add a user to an existing group, execute the following command:
sudo usermod -a -G groupName userName
After your user (mine f.e. is "peter") is being successfully added into the "docker" group, logout and login to ensure that you are acting from the docker user group.
Dowload the Kitematic GUI for Docker Debian package via https://github.com/docker/kitematic/releases. This program will empower you, to manage your Docker containers easily via a graphical user interface. Mind that this application is currently beta. Then install it by
sudo dpkg -i dist/Kitematic_0.12.9_amd64.deb
Install Elasticsearch as Docker Container by Kitematic
Follow the following steps in Kitematic:
- Hit the "New"-Button
- Search for "elasticsearch" to see the official Elasticsearch Docker Container in the search result list
- Choose the version you want via the tag (version 1.7.2 is the version which works for me)
- Hit the button which is labeled with "Create". Kitematic will now install the Elasticsearch Docker container for you.
GUI for Elasticsearch: Jettro
To be able to execute easily queries within Elasticsearch, check status etc., you can install Jettro (https://github.com/jettro/elasticsearch-gui). Just execute the following command inside your Elasticsearch Docker container to install the Elasticsearch plugin:
bin/plugin install jettro/elasticsearch-gui
Start the Docker Container automatically on system startup as a Daemon
An official tutorial about this can be found here: https://docs.docker.com/engine/admin/host_integration/. In particular, you can follow the steps below.
Create a file at
with the following content:
ExecStart=/usr/bin/docker start -a elasticsearch
ExecStop=/usr/bin/docker stop -t 2 elasticsearch
Now reload the daemon:
sudo systemctl daemon-reload
Start the Elasticsearch Docker container as a service:
sudo systemctl start docker-elasticsearch.service
Enable the service at system startup:
sudo systemctl enable docker-elasticsearch.service
Voilà! Happy search index querying. (: