This demo will

  • Install the required Stackable operators.

  • Spin up the following data products:

    • Apache ZooKeeper: A centralized service for maintaining configuration information, naming, providing distributed synchronization, and providing group services. This demo makes its log data observable in OpenSearch Dashboards.

    • Vector: A tool for building observability pipelines. This demo uses Vector as a log agent to gather and transform the logs and as an aggregator to forward the collected logs to OpenSearch.

    • OpenSearch: A data store and search engine. This demo uses it to store and index the of the log data.

    • OpenSearch Dashboards: A visualization and user interface. This demo uses it to make the log data easily accessible to the user.

  • Create a view in OpenSearch Dashboards for convenient browsing the log data.

You can see the deployed products and their relationship in the following diagram:


OpenSearch Prerequisites

MacOS and Windows

If you use MacOS or Windows and use Docker to run Kubernetes, set the RAM to at least 4 GB in Preferences > Resources.


OpenSearch uses a mmapfs directory by default to store its indices. The default operating system limits on mmap counts are likely too low - usually 65530, which may result in out-of-memory exceptions. So, the Linux setting vm.max_map_count on the host machine where "kind" is running must be set to at least 262144.

To check the current value, run this command:

sysctl vm.max_map_count

The limit can be temporarily increased with:

sudo sysctl --write vm.max_map_count=262144

To permanently increase the value, add the following line to /etc/sysctl.conf:


Then run sudo sysctl --load to reload.

System Requirements

To run this demo, your system needs at least:

  • 6.5 cpu units (core/hyperthread)

  • 5GiB memory

  • 27GiB disk storage

List Deployed Stacklets

To list the installed Stackable services run the following command:

$ stackablectl stacklets list
│ Product               ┆ Name                  ┆ Namespace ┆ Endpoints                    │
│ opensearch-dashboards ┆ opensearch-dashboards ┆ default   ┆ http │
│                       ┆                       ┆           ┆                              │
│                       ┆                       ┆           ┆                              │
│ zookeeper             ┆ simple-zk             ┆ default   ┆ zk        │

When a product instance has not finished starting yet, the service will have no endpoint. Depending on your internet connectivity, creating all the product instances might take considerable time. A warning might be shown if the product is not ready yet.

Inspect the Log Data

You can have a look at the log data within the OpenSearch Dashboards web interface by running stackablectl stacklets list and opening the URL in the opensearch-dashboard entry’s info column. In this case, it is


Log in with the username admin and password adminadmin.


Inspect the logs.