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 default distribution of Kibana:

brew install elastic/tap/kibana-full

This installs the most recently released default distribution of Kibana. To install the OSS distribution, specify elastic/tap/kibana-oss.

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.

TypeDescriptionDefault LocationSetting

home

Kibana home directory or $KIBANA_HOME

/usr/local/var/homebrew/linked/kibana-full

 

bin

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

/usr/local/var/homebrew/linked/kibana-full/bin

 

conf

Configuration files including kibana.yml

/usr/local/etc/kibana

 

data

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

/usr/local/var/lib/kibana

path.data

logs

Log files location.

/usr/local/var/log/kibana

path.logs

plugins

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

/usr/local/var/homebrew/linked/kibana-full/plugins