Elasticsearch can also be installed from our repositories using
After downloading the latest release and extracting it, elasticsearch can be started using:
Under *nix system, the command will start the process in the foreground.
To run it in the background, add the
-d switch to it:
$ bin/elasticsearch -d
Elasticsearch is built using Java, and requires at least
Java 6 in order to run.
The version of Java that will be used can be set by setting the
JAVA_HOME environment variable.