Deploy a Kibana instanceedit

To deploy your Kibana instance go through the following steps.

  1. Specify a Kibana instance and associate it with your Elasticsearch cluster:

    cat <<EOF | kubectl apply -f -
    apiVersion: kibana.k8s.elastic.co/v1
    kind: Kibana
    metadata:
      name: quickstart
    spec:
      version: 7.9.1
      count: 1
      elasticsearchRef:
        name: quickstart
    EOF
  2. Monitor Kibana health and creation progress.

    Similar to Elasticsearch, you can retrieve details about Kibana instances:

    kubectl get kibana

    And the associated Pods:

    kubectl get pod --selector='kibana.k8s.elastic.co/name=quickstart'
  3. Access Kibana.

    A ClusterIP Service is automatically created for Kibana:

    kubectl get service quickstart-kb-http

    Use kubectl port-forward to access Kibana from your local workstation:

    kubectl port-forward service/quickstart-kb-http 5601

    Open https://localhost:5601 in your browser. Your browser will show a warning because the self-signed certificate configured by default is not verified by a known certificate authority and not trusted by your browser. You can temporarily acknowledge the warning for the purposes of this quick start but it is highly recommended that you configure valid certificates for any production deployments.

    Login as the elastic user. The password can be obtained with the following command:

    kubectl get secret quickstart-es-elastic-user -o=jsonpath='{.data.elastic}' | base64 --decode; echo