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Elasticsearch

FeatureStatus
Search Indexes
Sample Data
Supported VersionsElasticsearch 7.0 and above
StageBETA

In this section, we provide guides and references to use the Elasticsearch connector.

Configure and schedule Elasticsearch metadata workflow from the OpenMetadata UI:

To run the Ingestion via the UI you'll need to use the OpenMetadata Ingestion Container, which comes shipped with custom Airflow plugins to handle the workflow deployment. If you want to install it manually in an already existing Airflow host, you can follow this guide.

If you don't want to use the OpenMetadata Ingestion container to configure the workflows via the UI, then you can check the following docs to run the Ingestion Framework in any orchestrator externally.

We extract Elasticsearch's metadata by using its API. To run this ingestion, you just need a user with permissions to the ElasticSearch instance.

The first step is to ingest the metadata from your sources. To do that, you first need to create a Service connection first.

This Service will be the bridge between OpenMetadata and your source system.

Once a Service is created, it can be used to configure your ingestion workflows.

Visit Services Page

Select your Service Type and Add a New Service

Click on Add New Service to start the Service creation.

Create a new Service

Add a new Service from the Services page

Select ElasticSearch as the Service type and click Next.

Select Service

Select your Service from the list

Provide a name and description for your Service.

OpenMetadata uniquely identifies Services by their Service Name. Provide a name that distinguishes your deployment from other Services, including the other ElasticSearch Services that you might be ingesting metadata from.

Note that when the name is set, it cannot be changed.

Add New Service

Provide a Name and description for your Service

In this step, we will configure the connection settings required for ElasticSearch.

Please follow the instructions below to properly configure the Service to read from your sources. You will also find helper documentation on the right-hand side panel in the UI.

Configure Service connection

Configure the Service connection by filling the form

  • Host and Port: This parameter specifies the host and port of the Elasticsearch instance. This should be specified as a URI string in the format http://hostname:port or https://hostname:port. For example, you might set it to https://localhost:9200.

  • Authentication Types:

    1. Basic Authentication
    • Username: Username to connect to Elasticsearch required when Basic Authentication is enabled on Elasticsearch.
    • Password: Password of the user account to connect with Elasticsearch.
    1. API Key Authentication
    • API Key: API Key to connect to Elasticsearch required when API Key Authentication is enabled on Elasticsearch.
    • API Key Id: Enter API Key ID In case of API Key Authentication if there is any API Key ID associated with the API Key, otherwise this field can be left blank.
  • SSL Certificates:

    1. SSL Certificates By Path
    • CA Certificate Path: This field specifies the path of CA certificate required for authentication.
    • Client Certificate Path: This field specifies the path of Clint certificate required for authentication.
    • Private Key Path: This field specifies the path of Clint Key/Private Key required for authentication.
    1. SSL Certificates By Value
    • CA Certificate Value: This field specifies the value of CA certificate required for authentication.
    • Client Certificate Value: This field specifies the value of Clint certificate required for authentication.
    • Private Key Value: This field specifies the value of Clint Key/Private Key required for authentication.
    • Staging Directory Path: This field specifies the path to temporary staging directory, where the certificates will be stored temporarily during the ingestion process, which will de deleted once the ingestion job is over.
    • when you are using this approach make sure you are passing the key in a correct format. If your certificate looks like this:

    You will have to replace new lines with \n and the final value that you need to pass should look like this:

  • Connection Timeout in Seconds: Connection timeout configuration for communicating with Elasticsearch APIs.

Once the credentials have been added, click on Test Connection and Save the changes.

Test Connection

Test the connection and save the Service

In this step we will configure the metadata ingestion pipeline, Please follow the instructions below

Configure Metadata Ingestion

Configure Metadata Ingestion Page

  • Name: This field refers to the name of ingestion pipeline, you can customize the name or use the generated name.
  • Search Index Filter Pattern (Optional): Use to search index filter patterns to control whether or not to include search index as part of metadata ingestion.
    • Include: Explicitly include search index by adding a list of comma-separated regular expressions to the Include field. OpenMetadata will include all search indexes with names matching one or more of the supplied regular expressions. All other schemas will be excluded.
    • Exclude: Explicitly exclude search index by adding a list of comma-separated regular expressions to the Exclude field. OpenMetadata will exclude all search indexes with names matching one or more of the supplied regular expressions. All other schemas will be included.
  • Include Sample Data (toggle): Set the Ingest Sample Data toggle to control whether to ingest sample data as part of metadata ingestion.
  • Sample Size: If include sample data is enabled, 10 records will be ingested by default. Using this field you can customize the size of sample data.
  • Enable Debug Log (toggle): Set the Enable Debug Log toggle to set the default log level to debug.

Scheduling can be set up at an hourly, daily, weekly, or manual cadence. The timezone is in UTC. Select a Start Date to schedule for ingestion. It is optional to add an End Date.

Review your configuration settings. If they match what you intended, click Deploy to create the service and schedule metadata ingestion.

If something doesn't look right, click the Back button to return to the appropriate step and change the settings as needed.

After configuring the workflow, you can click on Deploy to create the pipeline.

Schedule the Workflow

Schedule the Ingestion Pipeline and Deploy

Once the workflow has been successfully deployed, you can view the Ingestion Pipeline running from the Service Page.

View Ingestion Pipeline

View the Ingestion Pipeline from the Service Page

If there were any errors during the workflow deployment process, the Ingestion Pipeline Entity will still be created, but no workflow will be present in the Ingestion container.

  • You can then Edit the Ingestion Pipeline and Deploy it again.
  • From the Connection tab, you can also Edit the Service if needed.