Finishing touchesedit


Tips for manifest files:

  • Descriptions of configuration options should be as short as possible.

    Remember to keep only the meaningful information about the configuration option.

    • Good candidates: references to the product configuration, accepted string values, explanation.
    • Bad candidates: Collect metrics from A, B, C, D,…​ X, Y, Z datasets.
  • Descriptions should be human readable.

    Try to rephrase sentences like: Collect foo_Bar3 metrics, into Collect Foo Bar metrics.

  • Descriptions should be easy to understand.

    Simplify sentences, don’t provide information about the input if not required.

    • Bad candidate: Collect application logs (log input)
    • Good candidates: Collect application logs, Collect standard logs for the application

Add an iconedit

The integration icons are displayed in different places in Kibana, hence it’s better to define custom icons to make the UI easier to navigate.

Add screenshotsedit

The Kibana Integration Manager shows screenshots related to the integration. Screenshots include Kibana dashboards visualizing the metric and log data.

Create a README fileedit

The README template is used to render the final README file, including exported fields. The template should be placed in the package/<integration-name>/_dev/build/docs/ If the directory doesn’t exist, please create it.

To see how to use template functions, for example {{fields "data-stream-name"}}, review the MySQL docs template. If the same data stream name is used in both metrics and logs, please add -metrics and -logs in the template. For example, ELB is a data stream for log and also a data stream for metrics. In template, {{fields "elb_logs"}} and {{fields "elb_metrics"}} are used to separate them.

Review artifactsedit

Define variable propertiesedit

The variable properties customize visualization of configuration options in the Kibana UI. Make sure they’re defined in all manifest files.

  - name: paths
    required: true 
    show_user: true 
    title: Access log paths 
    description: Paths to the apache access log file. 
    type: text 
    multi: true 
      - agentless
      - /var/log/httpd/access.log*

option is required

don’t hide the configuration option (collapsed menu)

human readable variable name

variable description (may contain some details)

field type (according to the reference: text, password, bool, integer)

the field has multiple values

hides the variable in agentless mode (see hide_in_deployment_modes for more information)