Version: 1.0.42

Kibana is powerful elasticsearch web-based management system

Check Kibana official guide to get more information

To setup kibana follow next steps:

  1. 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

  2. Open kibana with browser by following

  3. 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
    Kibana auth prompt

    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 down
    docker-compose up -d

    Now you can access to kibana with predefined user kadmin and password mysecretpassword

  4. If you see greeting banner Kibana greeting banner just press "Explore on my own" button

  5. On Kibana Home page go to Management Kibana home page

  6. On Kibana Management page we can choose 2 options: Kibana management

    1. Choose "Index Management" in case you want to cleanup some indexes to get more free space on your server Kibana index management

      You can sort indexes by size by clicking on column Storage size in the table Kibana index management 2

      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 Kibana delete index confirmation

    2. Choose "Index Patterns" to setup viewing logs from indexes Kibana setup index pattern

      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 Kibana setup index pattern 2

      Click "Create index pattern" button at the bottom right corner

      You can view info about every index patterns Kibana index pattern view

      To browse index logs now go to side menu "Discover" item Kibana discover indexes

      At the discover page you can:

      1. Select between your saved patterns
      2. Filter by date range
      3. Select columns you prefer to see in the table
      4. See column info for each record / sort by column
      5. Filter by keywords

      Browsing logs can be helpful in some cases where you can't find what is going wrong