Install Elastic Search Plugins Through Docker

2015 Jan17

ately I have been using [Docker]( for development. It makes it really easy to stand up services and package entire stacks for projects. Most recently, I set up an elastic search instance, and the first thing I wanted to do was install the insanely helpful [Head]( and [Big Desk]( plugins. The official [elastic search Dockerfile]( is just elastic search, no plugins. And of course, containers are pretty much a black box. Every time it restart, everything is back to square one. Luckily, The image exposes a volume for persistent data, and that is all we really need to have to install plugins. Here

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