Overviewedit

Warning

This functionality is in beta and is subject to change. The design and code is less mature than official GA features and is being provided as-is with no warranties. Beta features are not subject to the support SLA of official GA features.

You can use the infrastructure monitoring capabilities of the Elastic Stack to monitor your infrastructure in real time and check the health of your servers, containers, and services.

The Infrastructure UI in Kibana brings together data from a variety of sources, including logs and metrics, making it easier for you to identify and resolve infrastructure issues quickly.

Infrastructure monitoring componentsedit

Infrastructure monitoring requires the following Elastic Stack components.

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Beats are open source data shippers that you install as agents on your servers to send operational data to Elasticsearch.

Elasticsearch is a real-time, distributed storage, search, and analytics engine. Elasticsearch excels is indexing streams of semi-structured data, such as logs or metrics.

Kibana is an open source analytics and visualization platform designed to work with Elasticsearch. You use Kibana to search, view, and interact with data stored in Elasticsearch indices. You can easily perform advanced data analysis and visualize your data in a variety of charts, tables, and maps.

Kibana Infrastructure UI provides a dedicated user interface for visualizing the health of your servers, containers, and services.

Kibana Logs UI provides a compact, customizable display for real-time log tailing.