Getting started with kibana – Installation


  • To run kibana you need to install supported version of elastic search.

for install elastic search refer this link Elasticsearch documentation

Kibana Elasticsearch
4.0.0 – 4.1.x 1.4.x – 1.7.x
4.2.x 2.0.x
4.3.x 2.1.x
4.4.x 2.2.x
4.5.x 2.3.x
4.6.x 2.4.x
5.x 5.x

choose the file that supports your operating system

Install kibana using apt-get

To install kibana you need to find out which version of elastic search is installed on your system. That can be checked using the following command:

curl "http://localhost:9200"

In the output you need to check the number i.e. the elastic search version.

Now find the suitable version for that. Here is the command for installing kibana 5.4.0 for elastic search 5.4.0.

wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https
echo "deb stable main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/elastic-5.x.list
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install kibana

Run Kibana as a service

After Installation Kiabana doesn’t start running automatically. How to start & stop depends on whether your system supports SysV init or systemd. check that using the following command.

ps -p 1

For Sysv init

execute the following command:

sudo update-rc.d kibana defaults 95 10

To start & stop the server use the following command.

sudo -i service kibana start
sudo -i service kibana stop

For systemd :

execute the following commands:

sudo /bin/systemctl daemon-reload
sudo /bin/systemctl enable kibana.service

To start & stop the server use the following command.

sudo systemctl start kibana.service
sudo systemctl stop kibana.service

if you want to reproduce, please indicate the source:
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