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Install Aerospike Connect for Elasticsearch

Aerospike Connect for Elasticsearch streams data from Aerospike Database to Elasticsearch. This gives developers access to Elasticsearch's powerful text search capabilities on data in Aerospike.


We support the connector on the following operating systems:

  • RHEL/CentOS 7+
  • Ubuntu 18.04
  • Ubuntu 20.04
  • Ubuntu 22.04
  • Debian 10
  • Debian 11

Change notification

You must configure your database to send change notifications in order to stream data from Aerospike. For details, see Configuring Change Notification for Use with Connectors.


This connector is a Java web-application that requires Java 8 or later. If you plan to use TLS v1.3, then you must use Java 11 or later. Both Oracle and OpenJDK Java Runtime Environments are supported.

The Aerospike Elasticsearch Connector package does not include a Java runtime environment. Most supported platforms provide official JDK 8 packages. For platforms that do not, you can get Oracle's JDK 8 builds from


sudo yum install java-1.8.0-openjdk


sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jre

Install the connector

Go to the Aerospike Enterprise downloads site to download the connector package for your platform and install it.


sudo rpm -i aerospike-elasticsearch-outbound-1.0.0-1.noarch.rpm


sudo dpkg -i aerospike-elasticsearch-outbound-1.0.0.all.deb


sudo docker run -p 8080:8080 -v
/home/aerospike/Downloads/aerospike-elasticsearch-outbound.yml:/etc/aerospike-elasticsearch-outbound/aerospike-elasticsearch-outbound.yml aerospike/aerospike-elasticsearch-outbound:1.0.0

Remember to set the protocol based on the change notification source. See protocol for details.

Start the connector

The connector package includes a Systemd service definition. The installation procedure creates an aerospike-UPDATE-ME service.

Enable the connector to start on system startup or reboot:

sudo systemctl enable aerospike-elasticsearch-outbound

To start the connector service run:

sudo systemctl start aerospike-elasticsearch-outbound

Configure the connector

The connector's configuration is in the /etc/aerospike-elasticsearch-outbound directory. For details on how to configure the Elasticsearch client, enable TLS, etc., please refer to the configuration guide.

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