Monitoringedit

The Kibana monitoring features serve two separate purposes:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Note

Watcher must be enabled to view cluster alerts. If you have a Basic license, Top Cluster Alerts are not displayed.

For more information, see Configuring monitoring and Monitoring the Elastic Stack.