Manage Your Kibana Instance

Kibana is an open source analytics and visualization platform designed to work with Elasticsearch that makes it easy to perform advanced data analysis and to visualize your data in a variety of charts, tables, and maps. Its simple, browser-based interface enables you to quickly create and share dynamic dashboards that display changes to Elasticsearch queries in real time.

Most deployment templates include a Kibana instance, but if it wasn’t part of the initial deployment you can go to the Kibana page and Enable Kibana.

The new Kibana instance takes a few moments to provision. After provisioning Kibana is complete, you can use the endpoint URL to access Kibana.

Tip

You can log into Kibana with the elastic superuser. The password was provided when you created your deployment or can be reset. On AWS and not able to access Kibana? Check if you need to update your endpoint URL first.

From the deployment Kibana page you can also:

  • Terminate your Kibana instance, which stops it. The information is stored in your Elasticsearch cluster, so stopping and restarting should not risk your Kibana information.
  • Restart it after stopping.
  • Upgrade your Kibana instance version if it is out of sync with your Elasticsearch cluster.
  • Delete to fully remove the instance, wipe it from the disk, and stop charges.