Opening the Beats Dashboards in Kibana

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

If Kibana raises a No default index pattern error, you must select or create an index pattern to continue. You can resolve the error by refreshing the page in the browser and then setting one of the predefined index patterns as the default.

Kibana configured indexes

To open the loaded dashboards, go to the Dashboard page and click the Load Saved Dashboard icon. Select Packetbeat Dashboard from the list. You can then easily switch between the dashboards by using the Navigation widget.

Navigation widget in Kibana

Of course, you won’t see actual data until you’ve installed and configured your Beat.

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