Provisioning Elastic Search Integration With Wildfly

I'm interested and would like to evaluate the integration of Elasticsearch to hibernate-search. I'm using the Wildfly container, how...

I'm interested and would like to evaluate the integration of Elasticsearch to hibernate-search. I'm using the Wildfly container, however, Wildfly's hibernate-search library is a bit outdated: 5.5.8. so I need to find a way to outdate the jars and that's what led me to WF's server-provisioning using feature pack which is well explained here

As stated you need to add the lines below to your persistence.xml
<property name="" value="org.hibernate:5.3" />
<property name="" value="" />

Then you need to create a file named server-provisioning.xml in your project's root folder:

<server-provisioning xmlns="urn:wildfly:server-provisioning:1.1" copy-module-artifacts="true">


        <feature-pack groupId="org.hibernate"
   artifactId="hibernate-search-jbossmodules-elasticsearch" version="5.10.3.Final" />

            version="13.0.0.Final" />

And finally in your pom.xml file add the plugin below:
It should create a new folder in your target's directory named wildfly-with-updated-hibernate-search. And you should re-configure this server for your needs: datasource, mail, cache, etc. Make sure that it contains the jar files inside modules folder. The setting above copy-module-artifacts="true" should do it, notice that in the hibernate-search documentation, this property is not initialized. Thus, I spent some hours how to obtain the jars (I even downloaded some :-)).
It works for a basic requirement, but I still found some errors though like:
Caused by: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: javax/persistence/TableGenerators
Which should be solved by adding:

But that does not solve the issue so I added the -Dee8.preview.mode=true parameter and that did the trick.

Well, you may just want to wait for the release of Wildfly14.

Changes for Elasticsearch

In your project dependency add:



Make some minor tweaks to persistence.xml

<property name="" value="elasticsearch" />
<property name="" value="" />
<property name="" value="CREATE" />

Run elasticsearch in docker Make sure that the status of your elasticsearch server is green. See docker-compose.yml in the project mentioned below.

Run your application. You should be able to see logs in elasticsearch that verifieds the data posted.

You may want to check the complete code accessible at Switch to latest-hibernate-search branch.


  • There are 3 errors with the elasticsearch integration related to JSON.
  • If you want to try lucene, just modify the configuration in test-persistence.xml.

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