a new tutorial, covering deploying ElasticSearch with Chef Solo has
been just published:
It uses the https://github.com/karmi/cookbook-elasticsearch
cookbook, includes Monit configuration and a Nginx-based reverse proxy
for HTTP authentication, and does not require a Chef Server account.
The tutorial should take about about half an hour to complete and
should leave you with a fully operational cluster at AWS. Information
for non-AWS environments is provided as well.
Please report any issues you run into here, or, better, submit a
ticket at <https://github.com/elasticsearch/elasticsearch.github.com/