Creating New Kibana Dashboards for a Beat or a Beat module

When contributing to Beats development, you may want to add new dashboards or customize the existing ones. To get started, you can import the Kibana dashboards that come with the official Beats and use them as a starting point for your own dashboards. When you’re done making changes to the dashboards in Kibana, you can use the export_dashboards script to export the dashboards, along with all dependencies, to a local directory.

To make sure the dashboards are compatible with the latest version of Kibana and Elasticsearch, we recommend that you use the virtual environment under beats/testing/environments to import, create, and export the Kibana dashboards.

The following topics provide more detail about importing and working with Beats dashboards: