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How To Configure Webcenter Content for a Single Node Elasticsearch on Linux (Doc ID 2696713.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 30, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Content - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Starting with Webcenter Content, Elasticsearch is now available to be used as the search index.

This KM will cover the steps to install Elasticsearch as a single node on a Linux system and configure the WCC to access it.


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In this Document
 Note: The steps have changed then what was previously written in this KM after the WCC Bundle Patch 01-07-2021 or higher have been applied.
 WCC and Elasticsearch requirements
 Webcenter Content or higher.
 Elasticsearch 7.6.0
 Note: WCC now supports newer Elasticsearch 7.X versions such as 7.16.2 that addresses the log4j security issue.
 The elasticsearch-rest-client-7.6.0.jar file
 The four ways to configure ES for WCC
 Set the Linux vm.max_map_count to be at least 262144
 Install and configure Elasticsearch as a single node on the WCC system
 Place the elasticsearch bundle
 If not already present, place the rest client jar file in the Elasticsearch Component directory
 Edit the WCC elasticsearch configuration file
 Run the WCC elasticsearch configuration script
 Setting the Elasticsearch data directory outside of the ES home directory
 Start Elasticsearch
 Running Elasticsearch on a different system
 Configure the WCC to access Elasticsearch
 If this is a newly created WCC and has been started but not yet logged into
 If this is an existing WCC and is set for DATABASE.METADATA or OracleTextSearch
 Indexing and Searching on Elasticsearch
 By doing a collection rebuild in Repository Manager.
 By migrating the previous index, OracleTextSearch or DATABASE.METADATA to Elasticsearch
 Support for Elasticsearch
 Note on creating new or migrating metadata fields

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