Show all the numbers in a dashboard
Kibana presents visualizations in a dashboard containing data from Elasticsearch databases.
Kibana was first built using Ruby with the Sinatra framework.
WARNING: Kibana 4 has a completely different approach to creating charts than Kibana 3.
Manually install Kibana on Ubuntu:
wget -qO - https://artifacts.elastic.co/GPG-Key-elasticsearch | sudo apt-key add -OK
The response expected is just “OK”.
Update the installer:
echo “deb https://artifacts.elastic.co/packages/5.x/apt stable main” | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/elastic-5.x.list deb https://artifacts.elastic.co/packages/5.x/apt stable main
Update and install:
apt-get update && apt-get install kibana
plugin.bat -i elasticsearch/marvel/latest
In Windows Services, restart elasticsearch service.
- Indexing request rate
Install Sense Chrome AddOn
Sense is a Kibana app that provides an interactive console for submitting requests to Elasticsearch directly from your browser.
Be in the Kibana directory to download and install the Sense app:
Install and run Sense by running the following command
./bin/kibana plugin –install elastic/sense
bin\kibana.bat plugin –install elastic/sense
Alternately, download Sense from https://download.elastic.co/elastic/sense/sense-latest.tar.gz to install it on an offline machine.
Open Sense your web browser by going to
Kibana installs with its own Node.js server. It doesn’t use a web server.
A default config.js comes with the installer.
A single node is a master, data, and client nodes. A node specializes into data and client nodes.
### Edit configuration
Navigate into folder
/etc/kibanato edit file
192.168.0.16or whatever it should be.
your-hostnamewith your name.
http://localhost:9200with the IP and port defined.
Save the file.
Start the server:
service kibana start
View the landing page at Kibana’s default port 5601:
The default “index patterns” screen should appear.
Click the blue “Create” button.
Kibana is described as “general purpose” because it provides a rich pallette of visualizations it can display.
ELK stack became popular among server admins analyzing server logs.
- bettermap (version 4 on)
For example, Kibana can create a dashboard with these panes:
1) a heatmap to display Logstash-enhanced GeoIp data based on idgeo lookup
2) a line graph to display how many log hits (the higher a point, the more hits).
3) a pie chart to summarize the percentage of different error log levels.
Tutorials and Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96og3aIgyrc&list=PLhLSfisesZIvA8ad1J2DSdLWnTPtzWSfI is a YouTube playlist by Product Manager and Solutions Architect Morgan Goeller presenting Kibana4
https://www.elastic.co/webinars/getting-started-kibana?baymax=default&elektra=docs&storm=top-video Kibana 101
This is one of a series on Elastic Stack and monitoring:
- Elastic Stack ecosystem of people, websites, tutorials
- Elastic Stack architecture and installation
- Elastic Scaling (the database engine)
- Elastic Query (via REST API)
- Elastic Kibana (the visualization engine, like Grafana)
- Elastic Logstash to assemble and filter data from Beats
- Elastic Beats to collect data from servers