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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 https://artifacts.elastic.co/downloads/kibana/kibana-5.5.3-linux-x86_64.tar.gz tar xzvf kibana-5.5.3-linux-x86_64.tar.gz cd kibana-5.5.3-linux-x86_64/ ./bin/kibana
curl -L -O https://artifacts.elastic.co/downloads/kibana/kibana-5.5.3-darwin-x86_64.tar.gz tar xzvf kibana-5.5.3-darwin-x86_64.tar.gz cd kibana-5.5.3-darwin-x86_64/ ./bin/kibana
- Download the Kibana 5.5.3 Windows zip file from the downloads page.
Extract the contents of the zip file to a directory on your computer, for example,
Open a command prompt as an Administrator and navigate to the directory that contains the extracted files, for example:
cd C:\Program Files\kibana-5.5.3-windows
Run the following command to start Kibana:
You can find Kibana binaries for other operating systems on the Kibana downloads page.