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Elasticsearch Component for Home-Assistant build hacs_badge

Publish HASS events to your Elasticsearch cluster!

Features

  • Effeciently publishes Home-Assistant events to Elasticsearch using the Bulk API
  • Automatically maintains Indexes and Index Templates using Index Lifecycle Management ("ILM")
  • Supports X-Pack Security via optional username and password
  • Tracks the Elasticsearch cluster health in the sensor.es_cluster_health sensor
  • Exclude specific entities or groups from publishing

Compatibility

Getting Started

The Elasticsearch component requires, well, Elasticsearch! This component will not host or configure Elasticsearch for you, but there are many ways to run your own cluster. Elasticsearch is open source and free to use: just bring your own hardware! Elastic has a great setup guide if you need help getting your first cluster up and running.

If you don't want to maintain your own cluster, then give the Elastic Cloud a try! There is a free trial available to get you started.

Installation

This component is available via the Home Assistant Community Store (HACS) in their default repository. Visit https://hacs.xyz/ for more information on HACS.

Alternatively, you can manually install this component by copying the contents of custom_components to your $HASS_CONFIG/custom_components directory, where $HASS_CONFIG is the location on your machine where Home-Assistant lives. Example: /home/pi/.homeassistant and /home/pi/.homeassistant/custom_components. You may have to create the custom_components directory yourself.

Setup (preferred method)

This component supports interactive configuration via Home Assistant's integration configuration page. This will be the only supported configuration method in the future.

  1. Restart Home-assistant once you've completed the installation instrictions above.
  2. From the Integrations configuration menu, add a new Elasticsearch integration. img
  3. Provide connection information and optionally credentials to begin setup. img
  4. Once the integration is setup, you may tweak all settings via the "Options" button on the integrations page. img

Setup (deprecated method)

This component supports yaml-based configuration, but this is deprecated, and will be removed in a future release. Please migrate to the UI-based approach outlined above. Please file an issue if you have any trouble migrating to the new setup process.

  1. Copy the contents of custom_components to your $HASS_CONFIG/custom_components directory, where $HASS_CONFIG is the location on your machine where Home-Assistant lives. Example: /home/pi/.homeassistant and /home/pi/.homeassistant/custom_components. You may have to create the custom_components directory yourself.
  2. Configure the component in $HASS_CONFIG/configuration.yaml (see Configuration section below)
  3. Restart Home-Assistant

Expected file structure

.homeassistant/
|-- custom_components/
|   |-- elasticsearch/
|       |-- __init__.py
|       |-- const.py
|       |-- es_doc_publisher.py
|       |-- ...etc...
|       |-- index_mapping.json
|       |-- sensor.py

Configuration (deprecated)

This is the bare-minimum configuration you need to get up-and-running:

elasticsearch:
  # URL should point to your Elasticsearch cluster
  url: http://localhost:9200

Configuration Variables

All variables are optional unless marked required.

Basic Configuration

  • url (Required): The URL of your Elasticsearch cluster
  • username: If your cluster is protected with Basic Authentication via X-Pack Security, then provide a username here
  • password: If your cluster is protected with Basic Authentication via X-Pack Security, then provide a password here
  • timeout (default: 30): Elasticsearch connection timeout (in seconds) for all outbound requests.
  • exclude:
    • domains: Specify an optional array of domains to exclude from publishing
    • entities: Specify an optional array of entity ids to exclude from publishing
  • tags (default: [hass]): Specify an array of tags to include in each published document.

Advanced Configuration

  • verify_ssl (default: true): Set to false to disable SSL certificate verification.
  • ssl_ca_path (default: None): Optional path to PEM encoded certificate authority bundle.
  • index_format (default: "hass-events"): The format of all index names used by this component. The format specified will be used to derive the actual index names. Actual names use the Rollover API convention of appending a 5-digit number to the end. e.g.: hass-events-00001
  • alias (default: "active-hass-index"): The index alias which will always reference the index being written to.
  • publish_frequency (default: 60): Specifies how often, in seconds, this component should publish events to Elasticsearch.
  • only_publish_changed (default: false): Specifies that only entities that underwent a state change should be published. When false, all entity states are published.
  • ilm_enabled (default: true): Enables Index Lifecycle Management
  • ilm_policy_name (default: home-assistant): The ILM policy name.
  • ilm_max_size (default: 30gb): Specifies the max_size condition of the ILM rollover action.
  • ilm_delete_after (default: 365d): Specifies how long to retain documents after rolling over.

Example Configurations

Exclude all groups from publishing:

elasticsearch:
  # URL should point to your Elasticsearch cluster
  url: http://localhost:9200
  exclude:
    domains: ["group"]

Exclude a specific switch from publishing:

elasticsearch:
  # URL should point to your Elasticsearch cluster
  url: http://localhost:9200
  exclude:
    entities: ["switch.living_room_switch"]

Multiple exclusions:

elasticsearch:
  # URL should point to your Elasticsearch cluster
  url: http://localhost:9200
  exclude:
    domains: ["group", "automation"]
    entities: ["switch.living_room_switch", "light.hallway_light"]

Security

If you are connecting to a secured Elasticsearch cluster, the user you authenticate with (see username and password configuration options above) should have a role assigned with the following privileges. Note that if you adjust the index_format or alias settings that the role definition must be updated accordingly:

POST /_security/role/hass_writer
{
  "cluster": [
    "manage_index_templates",
    "manage_ilm",
    "monitor"
  ],
  "indices": [
    {
      "names": [
        "hass-events*",
        "active-hass-index-*",
        "all-hass-events"
      ],
      "privileges": [
        "manage",
        "index",
        "create_index",
        "create"
      ]
    }
  ]
}

Troubleshooting

Solutions to common questions and errors:

Error loading elasticsearch

After installing this component, you may see an error similar to this on startup:

No module named 'elasticsearch'

ERROR (MainThread) [homeassistant.setup] Error during setup of component elastic Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/src/app/homeassistant/setup.py", line 145, in _async_setup_component hass, processed_config) File "/usr/local/lib/python3.6/asyncio/coroutines.py", line 212, in coro res = func(*args, **kw) File "/config/custom_components/elastic/__init__.py", line 62, in async_setup gateway = ElasticsearchGateway(hass, conf) File "/config/custom_components/elastic/__init__.py", line 126, in __init__ self.client = self._create_es_client() File "/config/custom_components/elastic.py", line 134, in _create_es_client import elasticsearch ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'elasticsearch'

This means that home-assistant was not able to download the required elasticsearch module for this comonent to function.

Solution: Restart home assistant

More info: https://github.com/legrego/homeassistant-elasticsearch/issues/23

Certificate verify failed

When connecting to a TLS protected cluster, you might receive the following error:

ssl.SSLError: [SSL: CERTIFICATE_VERIFY_FAILED] certificate verify failed (_ssl.c:720)

This generally means that the certificate is not trusted by the home-assistant runtime. Please ensure your certificates are setup correctly. To skip certificate verification, see setup instructions here

More info: https://github.com/legrego/homeassistant-elasticsearch/issues/33

index_format and index_alias not working

If you make any changes to the index_format or index_alias configuration settings, it's necessary to delete the active-hass-index-v2 index template before starting home-assistant:

DELETE _template/active-hass-index-v2

More info: https://github.com/legrego/homeassistant-elasticsearch/issues/48

Support

This project is not endorsed or supported by either Elastic or Home-Assistant - please open a GitHub issue for any questions, bugs, or feature requests.