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Kibana is part of the famous ELK stack (ElasticSearch , Logstash , Kibana) and is best used for Vizualization and Interaction with your ES cluster.
When installing Kibana, it is good to make sure that your Kibana version is coresponding to your ES version. For example if you have installed ES 6.X , it is recommended to use the same 6.x major version for Kibana also.
The installation / configuration process is pretty straight-forward, so let’s do it.
I’m assuming you already have Elasticsearch 6.x installed, if not , you could follow this how-to: Installing Elasticearch under Centos7.
1) Add repository and install Kibana
[elasticsearch-6.x] name=Elasticsearch repository for 6.x packages baseurl=https://artifacts.elastic.co/packages/6.x/yum gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=https://artifacts.elastic.co/GPG-KEY-elasticsearch enabled=1 autorefresh=1 type=rpm-md
2) Install Kibana package
yum install kibana
systemctl enable kibana
3) Edit Kibana config file
The following settings should be updated in Kibana config:
server.port: 5601 server.host: "your-domain.com" server.name: "your-hostname" # Path to your elasticsearch node elasticsearch.url: "http://elastic-node1:9200"
Make sure to allow TCP connections from Kibana server to ES server on port 9200.
4) Start and test
systemctl start kibana
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