The Kibana monitoring features serve two separate purposes:
- To visualize monitoring data from across the Elastic Stack. You can view health and performance data for Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Beats in real time, as well as analyze past performance.
- To monitor Kibana itself and route that data to the monitoring cluster.
If you enable monitoring across the Elastic Stack, each Elasticsearch node, Logstash node, Kibana
instance, and Beat is considered unique based on its persistent
UUID, which is written to the
path.data directory when the node
or instance starts.