Install Kibana on macOS with Homebrewedit

Elastic publishes Homebrew formulae so you can install Kibana with the Homebrew package manager.

To install with Homebrew, you first need to tap the Elastic Homebrew repository:

brew tap elastic/tap

Once you’ve tapped the Elastic Homebrew repo, you can use brew install to install the latest version of Kibana:

brew install elastic/tap/kibana-full

Directory layout for Homebrew installsedit

When you install Kibana with brew install, the config files, logs, and data directory are stored in the following locations.

Type Description Default Location Setting


Kibana home directory or $KIBANA_HOME



Binary scripts including kibana to start a node and kibana-plugin to install plugins



Configuration files including kibana.yml



The location of the data files of each index / shard allocated on the node. Can hold multiple locations.



Log files location.




Plugin files location. Each plugin will be contained in a subdirectory.