Elasticsearch 5.x has removed the concept of site plugins. The purpose of this KB is to show how you can still install and serve the head plugin as static objects from an S3 bucket.
Download the head plugin from https://support.cloud.caringo.com/tools/elasticsearch5-head.tgz
- Install s3cmd , on CentOS/RHEL7 simply type yum install s3cmd and then s3cmd --configure to configure it.
Create an S3 bucket called "head"
Untar the head plugin locally
cd head; tar xvzf elasticsearch5-head.tgz
Upload all the files to your S3 bucket
s3cmd sync . s3://head --no-mime-magic
now you can access it using http://FQDN/head/index.html
For Example: http://s3.demo.sales.local/head/index.html
You can also pre-populated the target elasticsearch node with the base_uri queryArgument
For Example: http://s3.demo.sales.local/head/index.html?base_uri=http://172.30.2.234:9200