Installing watcher plugin fails on elasticsearch 6.7

Hi,

I have elasticsearch ver 6.7. I want to install watcher plugin. My ELK can reach internet only via proxy. So to install plugin I am doing following as elasticsearch user 



ES_JAVA_OPTS="-Dhttp.proxyHost=my_proxy_ip -Dhttp.proxyPort=80 -Dhttps.proxyHost=my_proxy_ip  -Dhttps.proxyPort=80"

then 

/opt/elk/elasticsearch/bin/elasticsearch-plugin install watcher
A tool for managing installed elasticsearch plugins

Commands
--------
list - Lists installed elasticsearch plugins
install - Install a plugin
remove - removes a plugin from Elasticsearch

Non-option arguments:
command

Option         Description
------         -----------
-h, --help     show help
-s, --silent   show minimal output
-v, --verbose  show verbose output
ERROR: Unknown plugin watcher

I am not sure why it is failing. Can someone please guide ?

Regards,
-Manish

Watcher isn’t a plugin in 6.7. Instead, you want to download the default distribution that bundles X-Pack, which includes Watcher.

Hi @jasontedor,

Thanks for responding.

you want to download the default distribution that bundles X-Pack, which includes Watcher.

Do you mean to say, shall I install rpm or deb package instead of tar ?

My setup is already working, now is there a way to get "watcher" plugin ?

Regards,
-Manish

I just now checked it in x-pack. It says "watcher" is unavailable

curl -XGET 'http://localhost:9200/_xpack'

  "watcher":{
     "description":"Alerting, Notification and Automation for the Elastic Stack",
     "available":false,
     "enabled":true
  }

How can I get it on tar installed elasticsearch ?

Regards,
-Manish

Watcher is a licensed feature, you need a trial license to try it out, or a subscription after your trial license expires.

Thanks @jasontedor, I have filled the contact form at https://www.elastic.co/subscriptions

I hope someone will contact me soon.

Regards,
-Manish

FYI you can activate a trial yourself from the Kibana UI in the license management menu.

Thanks @dadoonet, I have now activated trial license. exploring watcher to trigger REST call to SNOW.

Regards,
-Manish