Octane pre-requisites – how do I test Elasticsearch/Windows?

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  • Octane pre-requisites - how do I test Elasticsearch/Windows?
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We are building a Test environment and have installed ElasticSearch 2.4 on a Windows server. What is the best way to test that it is up and running?
We see a windows CURL available, is there anything easier?

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Asked on December 19, 2017 5:10 pm
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I have found that you *can* use PowerShell since it is installed on Windows already, but have had mixed results.

There is a cool utility called Cygwin that gives you a Linux terminal (Bash shell) on top of Windows and can have various modules added to it like CURL, which is the standard way to test and sometimes work with ElasticSearch.

Follow directions here to get and setup Cygwin:



Then you can test with CURL or Powershell:


curl http://localhost:9200/ with Cygwin


Invoke-RestMethod http://localhost:9200 with PowerShell

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