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By default, Linkurious ships with an embedded Elasticsearch instance which works out-of-the-box by default. The embedded Elasticsearch instance will work well for average to large database sizes, but for search-heavy use-cases or very large databases, configuring your own Elasticsearch cluster might be necessary.

An easy way to deploy an easy-to-scale Elasticsearch cluster yourself is to use Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Please follow these steps to create a configure your AWS Elasticsearch cluster with Linkurious:

Create your AWS account

Visit the Amazon Web Services website and create your account (or log in if you already have one).

Create a new cluster

Visit the Amazon Elasticsearch Service page, log-in and follow the steps to create an Elasticsearch cluster:

  1. Select Services > Elasticsearch Service

  2. Click get started

  3. Name your cluster (1) and select the Elasticsearch version 2.x (2), click Next

  4. Select the instance type, the number of instances and the number of dedicated masters in your cluster (3), depending on your database's size

  5. Configure the access policy for your cluster. Use access from specific IP (4) and enter the public IP address of your Linkurious server (5)

  6. Review your configuration and confirm the creation of the cluster

  7. Wait until the cluster is deployed (usually less than an hour)

  8. When your cluster is deployed, copy the Endpoint host name

  9. Configure Elasticsearch as explained here