Sunday, January 1, 2017

How to install Kibana on Ubuntu

Kibana is web based dashboard for elasticsearch, and if you are playing with elasticsearch you might want to install kibana as well. Using kibana you can visualize your elasticsearch data.

since on previous article we have install elasticsearch 2.3.3, we need to install kibana that match with this version of elasticsearch, therefore we need to install kibana version 4.5.1 which support elasticsearch 2.3.3. If you try the newest kibana let's say 5.1.1, it will not work.

Step by step how to install kibana on Ubuntu
  • download the kibana debian package (kibana 4.5.1)
  • install the debian package
  • sudo dpkg -i kibana_4.5.1_amd64.deb
  • run kibana
  • sudo /opt/kibana/bin/kibana
  • open http://localhost:5601 with your favorite web browser
  • enjoy kibana!

How to uninstall kibana
In case something happened and you don't want kibana anymore, you can uninstall kibana using this command:
sudo apt-get purge kibana

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