At the time this tutorial is written, the latest version of ELK is 8.13. You need to install the same version for all the components.


  • Ubuntu Server 22.04 with 4GB RAM and 2 CPUs
  • Non-root sudo user. Do not run from user root!

Import Elasticsearch PGP Key

wget -qO - | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /usr/share/keyrings/elasticsearch-keyring.gpg
echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/elasticsearch-keyring.gpg] stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/elastic-8.x.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install elasticsearch
sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo systemctl enable elasticsearch.service
sudo systemctl start elasticsearch.service
sudo systemctl stop elasticsearch.service
curl --cacert /etc/elasticsearch/certs/http_ca.crt -u elastic:$ELASTIC_PASSWORD https://localhost:9200 

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