Installing Kibanaedit

Kibana is a visualization application that gets its data from Elasticsearch. It provides a customizable and user-friendly UI in which you can combine various widget types to create your own dashboards. The dashboards can be easily saved, shared, and linked.

For getting started, we recommend installing Kibana on the same server as Elasticsearch, but it is not required. If you install the products on different servers, you’ll need to change the URL (IP:PORT) of the Elasticsearch server in the Kibana configuration file, config/kibana.yml, before starting Kibana.

Use the following commands to download and run Kibana.

deb or rpm:

curl -L -O
tar xzvf kibana-5.1.2-linux-x86_64.tar.gz
cd kibana-5.1.2-linux-x86_64/


curl -L -O
tar xzvf kibana-5.1.2-darwin-x86_64.tar.gz
cd kibana-5.1.2-darwin-x86_64/


  1. Download the Kibana 5.1.2 Windows zip file from the downloads page.
  2. Extract the contents of the zip file to a directory on your computer, for example, C:\Program Files.
  3. Open a command prompt as an Administrator and navigate to the directory that contains the extracted files, for example:

    cd C:\Program Files\kibana-5.1.2-windows
  4. Run the following command to start Kibana:


You can find Kibana binaries for other operating systems on the Kibana downloads page.

Launching the Kibana Web Interfaceedit

To launch the Kibana web interface, point your browser to port 5601. For example,

You can learn more about Kibana in the Kibana User Guide.