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OpenSearch plugin installation

You can install individual plugins for OpenSearch based on your needs. For information about available plugins, see Available plugins.

Managing plugins

OpenSearch uses a command line tool called opensearch-plugin for managing plugins. This tool allows you to:

Print help text by passing -h or --help. Depending on your host configuration, you might also need to run the command with sudo privileges.

If you are running OpenSearch in a Docker container, plugins must be installed, removed, and configured by modifying the Docker image. For information, see Install, configure or remove plugins

List

Use list to see a list of plugins that have already been installed.

Usage:

bin/opensearch-plugin list

Example:

$ ./opensearch-plugin list
opensearch-alerting
opensearch-anomaly-detection
opensearch-asynchronous-search
opensearch-cross-cluster-replication
opensearch-geospatial
opensearch-index-management
opensearch-job-scheduler
opensearch-knn
opensearch-ml
opensearch-notifications
opensearch-notifications-core
opensearch-observability
opensearch-performance-analyzer
opensearch-reports-scheduler
opensearch-security
opensearch-sql

You can also list installed plugins by using the CAT API.

Path and HTTP method

GET _cat/plugins

Sample response

opensearch-node1 opensearch-alerting                  2.0.1.0
opensearch-node1 opensearch-anomaly-detection         2.0.1.0
opensearch-node1 opensearch-asynchronous-search       2.0.1.0
opensearch-node1 opensearch-cross-cluster-replication 2.0.1.0
opensearch-node1 opensearch-index-management          2.0.1.0
opensearch-node1 opensearch-job-scheduler             2.0.1.0
opensearch-node1 opensearch-knn                       2.0.1.0
opensearch-node1 opensearch-ml                        2.0.1.0
opensearch-node1 opensearch-notifications             2.0.1.0
opensearch-node1 opensearch-notifications-core        2.0.1.0

Install

There are three ways to install plugins using the opensearch-plugin:

Install a plugin by name:

For a list of plugins that can be installed by name, see Additional plugins

Usage:

bin/opensearch-plugin install <plugin-name>

Example:

$ sudo ./opensearch-plugin install analysis-icu
-> Installing analysis-icu
-> Downloading analysis-icu from opensearch
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-> Installed analysis-icu with folder name analysis-icu

Install a plugin from a zip file:

Remote zip files can be installed by replacing <zip-file> with the URL of the hosted file. The tool only supports downloading over HTTP/HTTPS protocols. For local zip files, replace <zip-file> with file: followed by the absolute or relative path to the plugin zip file as in the second example below.

Usage:

bin/opensearch-plugin install <zip-file>

Example:

# Zip file is hosted on a remote server - in this case, Maven central repository.
$ sudo ./opensearch-plugin install https://repo1.maven.org/maven2/org/opensearch/plugin/opensearch-anomaly-detection/2.2.0.0/opensearch-anomaly-detection-2.2.0.0.zip
-> Installing https://repo1.maven.org/maven2/org/opensearch/plugin/opensearch-anomaly-detection/2.2.0.0/opensearch-anomaly-detection-2.2.0.0.zip
-> Downloading https://repo1.maven.org/maven2/org/opensearch/plugin/opensearch-anomaly-detection/2.2.0.0/opensearch-anomaly-detection-2.2.0.0.zip
[=================================================] 100%   
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
@     WARNING: plugin requires additional permissions     @
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
* java.lang.RuntimePermission accessClassInPackage.sun.misc
* java.lang.RuntimePermission accessDeclaredMembers
* java.lang.RuntimePermission getClassLoader
* java.lang.RuntimePermission setContextClassLoader
* java.lang.reflect.ReflectPermission suppressAccessChecks
* java.net.SocketPermission * connect,resolve
* javax.management.MBeanPermission org.apache.commons.pool2.impl.GenericObjectPool#-[org.apache.commons.pool2:name=pool,type=GenericObjectPool] registerMBean
* javax.management.MBeanPermission org.apache.commons.pool2.impl.GenericObjectPool#-[org.apache.commons.pool2:name=pool,type=GenericObjectPool] unregisterMBean
* javax.management.MBeanServerPermission createMBeanServer
* javax.management.MBeanTrustPermission register
See http://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/technotes/guides/security/permissions.html
for descriptions of what these permissions allow and the associated risks.

Continue with installation? [y/N]y
-> Installed opensearch-anomaly-detection with folder name opensearch-anomaly-detection

# Zip file in a local directory.
$ sudo ./opensearch-plugin install file:/home/user/opensearch-anomaly-detection-2.2.0.0.zip
-> Installing file:/home/user/opensearch-anomaly-detection-2.2.0.0.zip
-> Downloading file:/home/user/opensearch-anomaly-detection-2.2.0.0.zip
[=================================================] 100%   
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
@     WARNING: plugin requires additional permissions     @
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
* java.lang.RuntimePermission accessClassInPackage.sun.misc
* java.lang.RuntimePermission accessDeclaredMembers
* java.lang.RuntimePermission getClassLoader
* java.lang.RuntimePermission setContextClassLoader
* java.lang.reflect.ReflectPermission suppressAccessChecks
* java.net.SocketPermission * connect,resolve
* javax.management.MBeanPermission org.apache.commons.pool2.impl.GenericObjectPool#-[org.apache.commons.pool2:name=pool,type=GenericObjectPool] registerMBean
* javax.management.MBeanPermission org.apache.commons.pool2.impl.GenericObjectPool#-[org.apache.commons.pool2:name=pool,type=GenericObjectPool] unregisterMBean
* javax.management.MBeanServerPermission createMBeanServer
* javax.management.MBeanTrustPermission register
See http://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/technotes/guides/security/permissions.html
for descriptions of what these permissions allow and the associated risks.

Continue with installation? [y/N]y
-> Installed opensearch-anomaly-detection with folder name opensearch-anomaly-detection

Install a plugin using Maven coordinates:

The opensearch-plugin install tool also accepts Maven coordinates for available artifacts and versions hosted on Maven Central. opensearch-plugin will parse the Maven coordinates you provide and construct a URL. As a result, the host must be able to connect directly to Maven Central. The plugin installation will fail if you pass coordinates to a proxy or local repository.

Usage:

bin/opensearch-plugin install <groupId>:<artifactId>:<version>

Example:

$ sudo ./opensearch-plugin install org.opensearch.plugin:opensearch-anomaly-detection:2.2.0.0
-> Installing org.opensearch.plugin:opensearch-anomaly-detection:2.2.0.0
-> Downloading org.opensearch.plugin:opensearch-anomaly-detection:2.2.0.0 from maven central
[=================================================] 100%   
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
@     WARNING: plugin requires additional permissions     @
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
* java.lang.RuntimePermission accessClassInPackage.sun.misc
* java.lang.RuntimePermission accessDeclaredMembers
* java.lang.RuntimePermission getClassLoader
* java.lang.RuntimePermission setContextClassLoader
* java.lang.reflect.ReflectPermission suppressAccessChecks
* java.net.SocketPermission * connect,resolve
* javax.management.MBeanPermission org.apache.commons.pool2.impl.GenericObjectPool#-[org.apache.commons.pool2:name=pool,type=GenericObjectPool] registerMBean
* javax.management.MBeanPermission org.apache.commons.pool2.impl.GenericObjectPool#-[org.apache.commons.pool2:name=pool,type=GenericObjectPool] unregisterMBean
* javax.management.MBeanServerPermission createMBeanServer
* javax.management.MBeanTrustPermission register
See http://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/technotes/guides/security/permissions.html
for descriptions of what these permissions allow and the associated risks.

Continue with installation? [y/N]y
-> Installed opensearch-anomaly-detection with folder name opensearch-anomaly-detection

Restart your OpenSearch node after installing a plugin.

Remove

You can remove a plugin that has already been installed with the remove option.

Usage:

bin/opensearch-plugin remove <plugin-name>

Example:

$ sudo $ ./opensearch-plugin remove opensearch-anomaly-detection
-> removing [opensearch-anomaly-detection]...

Restart your OpenSearch node after removing a plugin.

Batch mode

When installing plugins that require additional privileges not included by default, the plugins will prompt the user for confirmation of the required privileges. To grant all requested privileges, use batch mode to skip the confirmation prompt.

To force batch mode when installing plugins, add the -b or --batch option:

bin/opensearch-plugin install --batch <plugin-name>

Available plugins

Major, minor, and patch plugin versions must match OpenSearch major, minor, and patch versions in order to be compatible. For example, plugins versions 2.3.0.x work only with OpenSearch 2.3.0.

Bundled Plugins

The following plugins are bundled with all OpenSearch distributions except for minimum distribution packages.

Plugin Name Repository Earliest Available Version
Alerting opensearch-alerting 1.0.0
Anomaly Detection opensearch-anomaly-detection 1.0.0
Asynchronous Search opensearch-asynchronous-search 1.0.0
Cross Cluster Replication opensearch-cross-cluster-replication 1.1.0
Notebooks1 opensearch-notebooks 1.0.0 to 1.1.0
Notifications notifications 2.0.0
Reports Scheduler opensearch-reports-scheduler 1.0.0
Geospatial opensearch-geospatial 2.2.0
Index Management opensearch-index-management 1.0.0
Job Scheduler opensearch-job-scheduler 1.0.0
k-NN opensearch-knn 1.0.0
ML Commons opensearch-ml 1.3.0
Neural Search neural-search 2.4.0
Observability opensearch-observability 1.2.0
Performance Analyzer opensearch-performance-analyzer 1.0.0
Security opensearch-security 1.0.0
Security Analytics security-analytics 2.4.0
SQL opensearch-sql 1.0.0

1Dashboard Notebooks was merged in to the Observability plugin with the release of OpenSearch 1.2.0.

Additional plugins

Members of the OpenSearch community have built countless plugins for the service. Although it isn’t possible to build an exhaustive list of every plugin, since many plugins are not maintained within the OpenSearch GitHub repository, the following list of plugins are available to be installed by name using bin/opensearch-plugin install <plugin-name>.

Plugin Name Earliest Available Version
analysis-icu 1.0.0
analysis-kuromoji 1.0.0
analysis-nori 1.0.0
analysis-phonetic 1.0.0
analysis-smartcn 1.0.0
analysis-stempel 1.0.0
analysis-ukrainian 1.0.0
discovery-azure-classic 1.0.0
discovery-ec2 1.0.0
discovery-gce 1.0.0
ingest-attachment 1.0.0
mapper-annotated-text 1.0.0
mapper-murmur3 1.0.0
mapper-size 1.0.0
repository-azure 1.0.0
repository-gcs 1.0.0
repository-hdfs 1.0.0
repository-s3 1.0.0
store-smb 1.0.0
transport-nio 1.0.0