Create a Deployment: Elasticsearch Cluster and Kibana instance

In the below example we will create a deployment that includes both an Elasticsearch cluster and a Kibana instance. This will allow you to also use Kibana to create visualizations dashboards, etc.

curl -k -X POST -H "Authorization: ApiKey $ECE_API_KEY" https://$COORDINATOR_HOST:12443/api/v1/deployments -H 'content-type: application/json' -d '{
   "name" : "My First Elasticsearch and Kibana Deployment",
   "resources":{
       "elasticsearch": [{
           "region": "ece-region",
           "ref_id": "main-elasticsearch",
           "plan":{
               "cluster_topology": [{
                   "node_type": {
                       "master": true,
                       "data": true,
                       "ingest": true
                   },
                   "instance_configuration_id": "data.default",
                   "zone_count": 1,
                   "size": {
                       "resource": "memory",
                       "value": 2048
                   }
               }],
               "elasticsearch":{
                   "version": "7.5.1"
               },
               "deployment_template":{
                   "id": "default"
               }
           }
       }],
       "kibana": [{
           "region": "ece-region",
           "elasticsearch_cluster_ref_id": "main-elasticsearch",
           "ref_id": "main-kibana",
           "plan": {
               "cluster_topology": [{
                   "instance_configuration_id" : "kibana",
                    "zone_count": 1,
                    "size": {
                       "resource": "memory",
                       "value": 1024
                   }
               }],
               "kibana": {
                   "version": "7.5.1"
               }
           }
       }]
   }
}'

After the API call completes, Elastic Cloud Enterprise will again return the deployment ID with the Elasticsearch cluster ID. This time the Kibana ID is also included, along with the password for the elastic superuser. Write this information down and keep it somewhere safe.

{
  "id": "$DEPLOYMENT_ID",
  "name": "My First Elasticsearch and Kibana Deployment",
  "created": true,
  "resources": [
    {
      "ref_id": "main-elasticsearch",
      "id": "$ELASTICSEARCH_CLUSTER_ID",
      "kind": "elasticsearch",
      "region": "ece-region",
      "cloud_id": "My_First_Elasticsearch_and_Kibana_Deployment:MTkyL...DZiZmY4",
      "credentials": {
        "username": "elastic",
        "password": "$PASSWORD"
      }
    },
    {
      "ref_id": "main-kibana",
      "elasticsearch_cluster_ref_id": "main-elasticsearch",
      "id": "$KIBANA_ID",
      "kind": "kibana",
      "region": "ece-region"
    }
  ]
}

Kibana will be available at the following endpoint https://KIBANA_ID.ECE_CNAME:9243/ and you can use the elastic user and returned random password when you first login.