CMX Direct Elasticsearch Connector

I recently had the chance to become one of the first people outside of Cisco to setup and configure the CMX to Elasticsearch Connector. Being one of the first meant that the install instructions were not the best, in fact some steps didn’t work at all.
The real benefit of being able to automatically have CMX data collected exported to Elasticsearch for analytical processing, the benefit of using elasticsearch over CMX’s built in reports is the ability to bring in other data sources to cross reference wireless data fields such as username.
Cisco released both a direct connector to elasticsearch and also splunk, I choose to test out the elasticsearch one first.
Below are the steps that I followed to get the Connector passing data from CMX to an Elasticsearch server.

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