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Alpine Linux based Elasticsearch Docker Image

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Alpine Linux based Elasticsearch Docker Image

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Compare Image Sizes:

  • official elasticsearch = 807 MB
  • blacktop/elasticsearch = 289 MB

blacktop version is 518 MB smaller !


Image Tags

REPOSITORY               TAG                 SIZE
blacktop/elasticsearch   latest              297MB
blacktop/elasticsearch   7.9                 297MB
blacktop/elasticsearch   7.8                 296MB
blacktop/elasticsearch   7.7                 294MB
blacktop/elasticsearch   7.6                 293MB
blacktop/elasticsearch   7.5                 288MB
blacktop/elasticsearch   7.4                 288MB
blacktop/elasticsearch   7.3                 289MB
blacktop/elasticsearch   7.2                 358MB
blacktop/elasticsearch   7.1                 304MB
blacktop/elasticsearch   7.0                 304MB
blacktop/elasticsearch   6.8                 198MB
blacktop/elasticsearch   6.7                 192MB
blacktop/elasticsearch   6.6                 128MB
blacktop/elasticsearch   6.5                 127MB
blacktop/elasticsearch   6.4                 127MB
blacktop/elasticsearch   6.3                 120MB
blacktop/elasticsearch   6.2                 119MB
blacktop/elasticsearch   6.1                 119MB
blacktop/elasticsearch   6.0                 117MB
blacktop/elasticsearch   5.6                 124MB
blacktop/elasticsearch   5.5                 123MB
blacktop/elasticsearch   5.4                 123MB
blacktop/elasticsearch   5.3                 123MB
blacktop/elasticsearch   x-pack              1.05GB
blacktop/elasticsearch   5.2                 150MB
blacktop/elasticsearch   5.1                 149MB
blacktop/elasticsearch   5.0                 148.4MB
blacktop/elasticsearch   2.4                 116MB
blacktop/elasticsearch   kopf                122MB
blacktop/elasticsearch   2.3                 139.1MB
blacktop/elasticsearch   1.7                 142.7MB

Getting Started

$ docker run -d --name elastic -p 9200:9200 blacktop/elasticsearch


Known Issues :warning:

I have noticed when running the new 5.0+ version on a linux host you need to increase the memory map areas with the following command

sudo sysctl -w vm.max_map_count=262144


Find a bug? Want more features? Find something missing in the documentation? Let me know! Please don't hesitate to file an issue


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