Install ElasticSearch on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

$ cd ~
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre-headless -y


Download and Install ElasticSearch

Check http://www.elasticsearch.org/download/ for latest version of ElasticSearch and replace wget link below

$ wget https://download.elasticsearch.org/elasticsearch/elasticsearch/elasticsearch-1.4.4.deb 
$ sudo dpkg -i elasticsearch-1.4.4.deb 

Install the Java Service Wrapper for ElasticSearch

$ curl -L http://github.com/elasticsearch/elasticsearch-servicewrapper/tarball/master | tar -xz 
$ sudo mkdir /usr/local/share/elasticsearch
$ sudo mkdir /usr/local/share/elasticsearch/bin
$ sudo mv *servicewrapper*/service /usr/local/share/elasticsearch/bin/
$ rm -Rf *servicewrapper*
$ sudo /usr/local/share/elasticsearch/bin/service/elasticsearch install
$ sudo ln -s `readlink -f /usr/local/share/elasticsearch/bin/service/elasticsearch` /usr/local/bin/rcelasticsearch


Start ElasticSearch

$ sudo service elasticsearch start


Make sure service is running

$ curl http://127.0.0.1:9200

### Should return something like this:

#{

# "status" : 200,

# "name" : "Storm",

# "version" : {

# "number" : "1.3.1",

# "build_hash" : "2de6dc5268c32fb49b205233c138d93aaf772015",

# "build_timestamp" : "2014-07-28T14:45:15Z",

# "build_snapshot" : false,

# "lucene_version" : "4.9"

# },

# "tagline" : "You Know, for Search"

#}