Enable Kibana

If you use an Elasticsearch version before 5.0 or if your deployment didn’t include a Kibana instance initially, use these instructions to enable Kibana first. For new Elasticsearch clusters that use version 5.0 and later, we automatically create a Kibana instance for you that you can access directly. The use of Kibana is included with your subscription.

To enable Kibana on your deployment:

  1. For Elasticsearch versions before 5.0: Make sure you have Shield enabled.
  2. On the Deployments page, select your deployment.

    Narrow the list of the deployments by name, ID, or choose from several other filters. Use a combination of them to further define the list.

  3. From your deployment menu, go to the Kibana page.
  4. Click Enable.

Enabling Kibana provides you with an endpoint URL, where you can access Kibana. It can take a short while to provision Kibana right after you click Enable, so if you get an error message when you first click the endpoint URL, wait a bit and try again.

Reporting

For Elasticsearch 2.4 and later: Reporting is available in Elastic Cloud and enables you generate reports that contain Kibana dashboards, visualizations, and saved searches. For more information, see getting started with reporting.