Kibana Configuration

  1. Download and install Kibana 6.5.
  2. Start Kibana by running {Kibana_install_dir}\bin\kibana.bat
  3. Open http://localhost:5601 to verify that Kibana is operational. You should see the following web page:
    Kibana default page
  4. Make a backup copy of {Kibana_install_dir}\config\kibana.yml and open kibana.yml in a text editor.
  5. Change the server.host value in kibana.yml from “localhost” to be the network address of your kibana server (for example, “kibana.company.com”).
  6. Restart {Kibana_install_dir}\bin\kibana.bat.
  7. Verify that you can open the default webpage – in our example: http://kibana.company.com:5601.
  8. Install the Longitude Dashboard definitions:
    1. Download Longitude.json.
    2. Open the Kibana home page.
    3. Select “Default” in the lower left corner
    4. Click “Management” at the bottom of the left menu.
    5. Select “Saved Objects” on the Management page.
    6. Follow the prompts to import the Longitude.json file.
  9. Optional:
    The Kibana installation will not install Kibana as a service, but third party tools such as NSSM can be used to create a Kibana service.

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