Use the interactive Infrastructure UI to monitor your infrastructure and identify problems in real time. You can explore metrics and logs for common servers, containers, and services.

Infrastructure Overview in Kibana

Add dataedit

Kibana provides step-by-step instructions to help you add log data. The Infrastructure Monitoring Guide is a good source for more detailed information and instructions.

Configure data sourcesedit

The metricbeat-* index pattern is used to query the data by default. If your metrics are located in a different set of indices, or use a different timestamp field, you can adjust the source configuration via the user interface or the Kibana configuration file.

Logs and Infrastructure share a common data source definition in each space. Changes in one of them can influence the data displayed in the other.

Configure sourceedit

Configure source can be accessed via the corresponding Configure source icon button in the toolbar:

Configure Infrastructure UI source button in Kibana

This opens the source configuration fly-out dialog, in which the following configuration items can be inspected and adjusted:

  • Name: The name of the source configuration.
  • Indices: The patterns of the elasticsearch indices to read metrics and logs from.
  • Fields: The names of particular fields in the indices that need to be known to the Infrastructure and Logs UIs in order to query and interpret the data correctly.
Configure Infrastructure UI source dialog in Kibana

If Spaces are enabled in your Kibana instance, any configuration changes performed via Configure source are specific to that space. You can therefore easily make different subsets of the data available by creating multiple spaces with different data source configurations.

Read only accessedit

When you have insufficient privileges to change the source configuration, the following indicator in Kibana will be displayed. The buttons to change the source configuration won’t be visible. For more information on granting access to Kibana see Granting access to Kibana.

Example of Infrastructure’s read only access indicator in Kibana’s header

Configuration fileedit

The settings in the configuration file are used as a fallback when no other configuration for that space has been defined. They are located in the configuration namespace xpack.infra.sources.default. See Infrastructure UI settings for a complete list of the possible entries.