Elastic Search Service Won't Start Ubuntu 17.04


I am trying to install elastic search 6.0 using Ubuntu 17.04. I have installed everything as it should be however the elastic search service is not starting.

I have followed the documentation:


except replaced the repository with X6 for version 6.

I dont get any error logs or errors messages except for.

Dec 10 18:49:40 scanmultiplex-virtual-machine systemd[1]: Starting LSB: Starts elasticsearch...
Dec 10 18:49:40 scanmultiplex-virtual-machine elasticsearch[7072]:  * Starting Elasticsearch Server
Dec 10 18:49:40 scanmultiplex-virtual-machine elasticsearch[7072]:    ...done.
Dec 10 18:49:40 scanmultiplex-virtual-machine systemd[1]: Started LSB: Starts elasticsearch.

elasticsearch.service - LSB: Starts elasticsearch
   Loaded: loaded (/etc/init.d/elasticsearch; generated; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: active (exited) since Sun 2017-12-10 18:49:40 GMT; 21min ago
     Docs: man:systemd-sysv-generator(8)
  Process: 7008 ExecStop=/etc/init.d/elasticsearch stop (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
  Process: 7072 ExecStart=/etc/init.d/elasticsearch start (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
    Tasks: 0 (limit: 4915)
   CGroup: /system.slice/elasticsearch.service

I have enabled all the configuration settings done research on the errors not sure what else to do.
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David FavorLinux/LXD/WordPress/Hosting SavantCommented:
Looks like it started.

Check something like...

ps auxww | grep -i elastic

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Also, continue following the document above + check elasticsearch via the curl command the provide.

Note: You must use the exact curl command, so you must say localhost:9200 for you connection. If you use anything other than localhost, now you're into your firewall rules + will have to open port 9200 for some other IP.

Continue through the setup doc above + post actual command output which shows a failure + likely someone can assist you.

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David FavorLinux/LXD/WordPress/Hosting SavantCommented:
Poster stopped posting, so I'm guessing my comment gave sufficient clues to resolve the problem.
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