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Learning Kibana 5.0

By : Bahaaldine Azarmi
Book Image

Learning Kibana 5.0

By: Bahaaldine Azarmi

Overview of this book

Kibana is an open source data visualization platform that allows you to interact with your data through stunning, powerful graphics. Its simple, browser-based interface enables you to quickly create and share dynamic dashboards that display changes to Elasticsearch queries in real time. In this book, you’ll learn how to use the Elastic stack on top of a data architecture to visualize data in real time. All data architectures have different requirements and expectations when it comes to visualizing the data, whether it’s logging analytics, metrics, business analytics, graph analytics, or scaling them as per your business requirements. This book will help you master Elastic visualization tools and adapt them to the requirements of your project. You will start by learning how to use the basic visualization features of Kibana 5. Then you will be shown how to implement a pure metric analytics architecture and visualize it using Timelion, a very recent and trendy feature of the Elastic stack. You will learn how to correlate data using the brand-new Graph visualization and build relationships between documents. Finally, you will be familiarized with the setup of a Kibana development environment so that you can build a custom Kibana plugin. By the end of this book you will have all the information needed to take your Elastic stack skills to a new level of data visualization.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Learning Kibana 5.0
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback

Getting started with Metricbeat

In this part we'll go through the installation of Metricbeat, and start shipping data to Elasticsearch.

Metricbeat installation

Installing Metricbeat is as easy as decompressing a TAR file. First, download it at

In my case, I'm downloading 5.0.0-alpha5 (the current version at the time of writing) and the Mac archive, and uncompressing the TAR file:

tar -zxvf metricbeat-5.0.0-darwin-x86_64.tar.gz

You should get the following directory structure:

MacBook-Pro-de-Bahaaldine:metricbeat-5.0.0 bahaaldine$ pwd
MacBook-Pro-de-Bahaaldine:metricbeat-5.0.0 bahaaldine$ ls
total 23528

At this point, Metricbeat is installed and needs to be configured to fit your environment settings.

Configuring and running Metricbeat

Metricbeat's configuration is stored in the Metricbeat.yml file. It's composed...