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How to Check if Elasticsearch is Running

Published June 2023

You can test if Elasticsearch is running using the curl tool. You can download curl here.


					 curl localhost:9200/

You’ll notice we used port 9200.  That’s the default port for Elasticsearch.

We also use localhost.  You could alternatively use the local IP address of your machine, for example

If you get a response similar to the following, then that means that your Elasticsearch cluster is running. 


  "name" : "pn0zUv9",
  "cluster_name" : "elasticsearch",
  "cluster_uuid" : "GmzCPer3SP-AZ_Nd_zGQ4g",
  "version" : {
    "number" : "8.1.0",
    "build_hash" : "e123a8",
    "build_date" : "2023-06-12T17:10:04.160291Z",
    "build_snapshot" : false,
    "lucene_version" : "9.0.0"
  "tagline" : "You Know, for Search"


If you don’t get the above response, then check back with the Elasticsearch documentation or reach out to our Elasticsearch experts.

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