Read, Update, Append data from or to Indices

Elasticsearch is a search engine based on the Lucene library. It provides a distributed, multitenant-capable full-text search engine with an HTTP web interface and schema-free JSON documents.

CloudFabrix RDA provides out of the box integration for Elasticsearch through it's API interface. As part of the integration, it provides an ability to query the data from Elasticsearch indice(s), update or append the data into an Elasticsearch indice. Below Elastichsearch distributions are supported.

  • Elasticsearch Commercial & Open-source versions

  • Opendistro & Opensearch from AWS versions

Elasticsearch Permissions: Below permissions are required as a prerequisite.

  • read: To read, search/filter the data from indices

  • write: To create, update & append data into indices (optional)

Adding Elasticsearch as Datasource/Extension in 'RDA':

Elasticsearch or any other datasource/extension's configuration is configured in RDA's user interface. Login into RDA's user interface using a browser.


Under 'Notebook', click on 'CFXDX Python 3' box

In the 'Notebook' command box, type botadmin() and alt (or option) + Enter to open datasource administration menu.

Click on 'Add' menu and under Type drop down, select elasticsearch_v2

Note: Elasticsearch extension typeelasticsearchis deprecated, please useelasticsearch_v2instead.

  • Type: Datasource/Extension type. In this context, it is 'elasticsearch_v2'

  • name: Datasource/Extension label which should be unique within the RDA

  • Hostname: Elasticsearch's IP Address or DNS name

  • URL Prefix: Use this option when Elasticsearch is behind a load balancer and it has additional path to the root (ex: /elasticsearch) - Optional

  • Username: Username that has read/write permissions to Elasticsearch indices (optional)

  • Password: User account's password (optional)

  • HTTP(s) Port: default is 9200, but can be changed to 443 or to other port

  • Protocol: API integration over HTTP/HTTPs protocol

  • Timeout(seconds): HTTP response timeout in seconds, default value is 30 seconds

For the details on Elasticsearch (v2) inventory data collection bots, please refer CloudFabrix RDA Bot documentation.

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