Getting Started

This getting started guide walks you through installing Graph and using the Graph Kibana app to discover meaninful connections between terms.

To install Graph:

  1. Run bin/plugin install from ES_HOME to install the License plugin:

    bin/plugin install license
    Note

    You need to install the License and Graph plugins on each node in your cluster.

  2. Run bin/plugin install to install the Graph plugin.

    bin/plugin install graph
    Note

    If you are using a DEB/RPM distribution of Elasticsearch, run the installation with superuser permissions. To perform an offline installation, download the Graph binaries.

  3. Start Elasticsearch.

    bin/elasticsearch
  4. Install the Graph UI plugin into Kibana by running bin/kibana plugin in your Kibana installation directory. If you need to install Kibana, see Getting Kibana Up and Running.

    bin/kibana plugin --install elasticsearch/graph/latest
  5. Start Kibana by running bin/kibana.
  6. To verify your Graph installation, point your web browser at http://localhost:5601/ to open Kibana, click the App Switcher icon in the Kibana menu bar, and select Graph.

    Accessing Graph