Install Kibana on Linux or Mac OS X

Guide to Kibana installation

Kibana is an open source data visualization plugin for Elasticsearch. It provides visualization capabilities on top of the content indexed on an Elasticsearch cluster.


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Unarchive a tar.gz :

tar -xzvf /home/lytvynov/kibana-6.2.4.tar.gz

Link with elasticsearch

If you have not still installed elasticsearch follow this article Install Elasticsearch.

We need to change config/kibana.yml. Activate elasticsearch.url with elasticsearch address(by defaulr

Link elasticsearch

Run Kibana

Open your terminal and run kibana from terminal :

cd kibana-6.2.4

Or with this command :

node ./src/cli

You should see something like that

Run Kibana in terminal

And after that you can test Kibana in this link http://localhost:5601/

Kibana main page

Install Kibana using Homebrew on Mac OS X

First of all install Homebrew. Mac os x users should be familiar with it (brew). Run this command in terminal :

/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL"
Homebrew main page

Use brew command in terminal to install Kibana :

brew update
brew install kibana

In this case to run Kibana just enter a simple command :


Congratulations !

Now you can work with Kibana on your localhost ! If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. I will be glad to help you.

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