Step 7: View the sample Kibana dashboardsedit

To make it easier for you to explore Filebeat data in Kibana, we’ve created example Filebeat dashboards. You loaded the dashboards earlier when you ran the setup command.

To open the dashboards, launch the Kibana web interface by pointing your browser to port 5601. For example, http://127.0.0.1:5601.

On the Discover page, make sure that the predefined filebeat-* index pattern is selected to see Filebeat data.

Discover tab with index selected

Go to the Dashboard page and select the dashboard that you want to open.

Navigation widget in Kibana

These dashboards are designed to work out-of-the box when you use Filebeat modules. However, you can also use them as examples and customize them to meet your needs even if you aren’t using Filebeat modules.

To populate the example dashboards with data, you need to either define ingest node pipelines or use Logstash to parse the data into the fields expected by the dashboards. If you are using Logstash, see the configuration examples in the Logstash documentation for help parsing the log formats supported by the dashboards.

Here is an example of the Filebeat system dashboard:

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