Docker images for Kibana are available from the Elastic Docker registry. The base image is centos:7.
These images are free to use under the Elastic license. They contain open source and free commercial features and access to paid commercial features. Start a 30-day trial to try out all of the paid commercial features. See the Subscriptions page for information about Elastic license levels.
Pulling the imageedit
Obtaining Kibana for Docker is as simple as issuing a
docker pull command
against the Elastic Docker registry.
docker pull docker.elastic.co/kibana/kibana:6.3.2
Alternatively, you can download other Docker images that contain only features available under the Apache 2.0 license. To download the images, go to www.docker.elastic.co.
Configuring Kibana on Dockeredit
The Docker images provide several methods for configuring Kibana. The
conventional approach is to provide a
kibana.yml file as described in
Configuring Kibana, but it’s also possible to use
environment variables to define settings.
One way to configure Kibana on Docker is to provide
kibana.yml via bind-mounting.
docker-compose, the bind-mount can be specified like this:
version: '2' services: kibana: image: docker.elastic.co/kibana/kibana:6.3.2 volumes: - ./kibana.yml:/usr/share/kibana/config/kibana.yml
Environment variable configurationedit
Under Docker, Kibana can be configured via environment variables. When the container starts, a helper process checks the environment for variables that can be mapped to Kibana command-line arguments.
For compatibility with container orchestration systems, these environment variables are written in all capitals, with underscores as word separators. The helper translates these names to valid Kibana setting names.
Some example translations are shown here:
Table 1. Example Docker Environment Variables
These variables can be set with
docker-compose like this:
version: '2' services: kibana: image: docker.elastic.co/kibana/kibana:6.3.2 environment: SERVER_NAME: kibana.example.org ELASTICSEARCH_URL: http://elasticsearch.example.org
Since environment variables are translated to CLI arguments, they take
precedence over settings configured in
The following settings have different default values when using the Docker images:
xpack.monitoring.ui.container.elasticsearch.enabled is not
defined in the
kibana.yml with a custom version, be sure to copy the
above defaults to the custom file if you want to retain them. If not, they will
be "masked" by the new file.