Kibana is powerful elasticsearch web-based management system
Check Kibana official guide to get more information
Setup DNS server or system local hosts file on your system to be pointed to itsm server address kibana.<base-domain>.
See example at dns requirements section
If you have no access to DNS management, you can simply update your hosts file by adding ip and host name
For windows it located at C:\\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts, for linux or Mac OSX it is /etc/hosts
Open kibana with browser by following https://kibana.company.local
Kibana protected with basic http authorization. Login is kadmin
Password generated randomly every start. To get password you need to run at command line next command:
docker-compose logs web | grep kadmin
Output can be like next:
web_1 | Adding password for user kadmin
web_1 | Login for kibana is 'kadmin'. Password for basic authentication of kibana is 'WzBBdvemIHAOPfq5'
Copy password and fill prompt with login "kadmin" and password you get from command line
Generated password is not handy if you going to use kibana often. There are exists way to set predefined password.
You need extend .env file with next line
After thay you need to rebuild your on-premise installation with commands
docker-compose up -d
Now you can access to kibana with predefined user kadmin and password mysecretpassword
If you see greeting banner just press "Explore on my own" button
On Kibana Home page go to Management
On Kibana Management page we can choose 2 options:
Choose "Index Management" in case you want to cleanup some indexes to get more free space on your server
You can sort indexes by size by clicking on column Storage size in the table
When you chose one or more indexes by selecting checkboxes the button "Manage index/indices" appeared and you can select from dropdown required action
Confirm deleting and that's it
Choose "Index Patterns" to setup viewing logs from indexes
Click "Create index pattern" button
Enter in the index pattern input field "pattern prefix"
You have to create next prefixes:
NOTE: Repeat create index pattern operation for each prefix separately
Click "Next step"
And select from dropdown @timestamp option
Click "Create index pattern" button at the bottom right corner
You can view info about every index patterns
To browse index logs now go to side menu "Discover" item
At the discover page you can:
Browsing logs can be helpful in some cases where you can't find what is going wrong