Step 4: Set up the Kibana dashboardsedit

Heartbeat comes packaged with example Kibana dashboards, visualizations, and searches for visualizing Heartbeat data in Kibana. Before you can use the dashboards, you need to create the index pattern, heartbeat-*, and load the dashboards into Kibana. To do this, you can either run the setup command (as described here) or configure dashboard loading in the heartbeat.yml config file.

This requires a Kibana endpoint configuration. If you didn’t already configure a Kibana endpoint, see configured Heartbeat

Make sure Kibana is running before you perform this step. If you are accessing a secured Kibana instance, make sure you’ve configured credentials as described in Step 2: Configure Heartbeat.

To set up the Kibana dashboards for Heartbeat, use the appropriate command for your system. The command shown here loads the dashboards from the Heartbeat package. For more options, such as loading customized dashboards, see Importing Existing Beat Dashboards in the Beats Developer Guide.

deb and rpm:

heartbeat setup --dashboards


./heartbeat setup --dashboards


docker run setup --dashboards


Open a PowerShell prompt as an Administrator (right-click the PowerShell icon and select Run As Administrator). If you are running Windows XP, you may need to download and install PowerShell.

From the PowerShell prompt, change to the directory where you installed Heartbeat, and run:

PS > heartbeat setup --dashboards