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Starting with Beats 5.0.0, the Kibana dashboards are not released as part of the Beat package. They are released in a separate
When contributing to Beats development, you may want to add new dashboards or modify existing ones. To make this easier,
we’ve created an
import_dashboards script that you can use to import the dashboards from an
existing Beat into Kibana, where you can modify the dashboards or use them as a starting point to create new dashboards.
Kibana saves the dashboards, along with all the dependencies such as visualizations, searches, and index patterns, in
a special index in Elasticsearch. By default the index is
.kibana, but you can specify a different index.
When you’re done making changes to the dashboards in Kibana, you can use the
export_dashboards script to export the dashboards, along with all dependencies, to a local directory.
To make sure the dashboards are compatible with the latest version of Kibana and Elasticsearch, we recommend that you use the virtual environment under beats/testing/environments to import, create, and export the Kibana dashboards.
The following topics provide more detail about importing and working with Beats dashboards: