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The X-Pack monitoring components enable you to easily monitor Elasticsearch through Kibana. You can view cluster health and performance in real time as well as analyze past cluster, index, and node metrics. In addition, you can monitor the performance of Kibana itself.
When you install X-Pack on your cluster, a monitoring agent runs on each node to collect and index metrics from Elasticsearch. With X-Pack installed in Kibana, you can then view the monitoring data through a set of specialized dashboards.