Elasticsearch.yml with Ansible Galaxy


I have built an elasticsearch server using Ansible Galaxy scripts provided by Elastic. I'm finding that once it's running the elasticsearch.yml is in a very basic format and any manual changes cause the elasticsearch service to not start.

Im trying with 7.4 on Amazon Linux 2.

I have also tried replacing my elasticsearch.yml with the defauly out the box version from the downloaded elasticseach zip - having ammended the parameters needed. this also wont allow the service to start.

Is there something that the elastic Ansible script is doing that isn't standard?



Ok a little further.

It appears the Galaxy build places the java files into /usr/share/elasticsearch with root user/group permissions. The service then has no access to this folder to create a java log file in this location.

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