Elasticsearch-head is a Web front-end for an Elasticsearch cluster. For Elasticsearch 5.x, site plugins are not supported, so it needs to run as a standalone server. Follow these steps:
Install Node.js and npm from the official website.
Download the elasticsearch-head ZIP file and decompress it:
$ wget https://github.com/mobz/elasticsearch-head/archive/master.zip $ unzip master.zip
Install the modules and run the service:
$ cd elasticsearch-head-master $ npm install $ npm run start &
Browse to http://SERVER-IP:9100 You should see something like the screenshot below: