OpenSearch is a community-driven, open source search and analytics suite derived from Apache 2.0 licensed Elasticsearch 7.10.2 & Kibana 7.10.2. It consists of a search engine daemon, OpenSearch, and a visualization and user interface, OpenSearch Dashboards. OpenSearch enables people to easily ingest, secure, search, aggregate, view, and analyze data.

These capabilities are popular for use cases such as application search, log analytics, and more. With OpenSearch people benefit from having an open source product they can use, modify, extend, monetize, and resell how they want. At the same time, OpenSearch will continue to provide a secure, high-quality search and analytics suite with a rich roadmap of new and innovative functionality.

Software Included

Package Version License
OpenSearch 1.3.1
OpenSearch Dashboards 1.3.1

Creating an App using the Control Panel

Click this button to create a Droplet based on this 1-Click App. If you aren’t logged in, this link will prompt you to log in with your DigitalOcean account.

Deploy to DO

Creating an App using the API

In addition to creating a Droplet from the OpenSearch 1-Click App using the control panel, you can also use the DigitalOcean API. As an example, to create a 4GB OpenSearch Droplet in the SFO2 region, you can use the following curl command. You need to either save your API access token) to an environment variable or substitute it in the command below.

curl -X POST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
         -H 'Authorization: Bearer '$TOKEN'' -d \
        '{"name":"choose_a_name","region":"sfo2","size":"s-2vcpu-4gb","image": "sharklabs-opensearch"}' \

Getting Started After Deploying OpenSearch

Once the droplet is ready, you should ssh to it using:

ssh [email protected]_droplet_public_ipv4

The initial message as you ssh into the box is going to show you the password for the admin user that you can use to make requests to OpenSearch and OpenSearch Dashboards.

With the password, head to https://your_droplet_public_ipv4:5601/ to access OpenSearch Dashboards to start playing around with your deployment. This is going to require the password for the admin user you got after ssh-ing into the Droplet.

This 1 Click uses a self-signed TLS certificate so you’ll have to either disable TLS certificates checks on your OpenSearch clients or get it from the Droplet and configure it on your clients. The file lives at /opt/opensearch/config/root-ca.pem.