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Mastering Kibana 6.x

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Mastering Kibana 6.x

Overview of this book

Kibana is one of the popular tools among data enthusiasts for slicing and dicing large datasets and uncovering Business Intelligence (BI) with the help of its rich and powerful visualizations. To begin with, Mastering Kibana 6.x quickly introduces you to the features of Kibana 6.x, before teaching you how to create smart dashboards in no time. You will explore metric analytics and graph exploration, followed by understanding how to quickly customize Kibana dashboards. In addition to this, you will learn advanced analytics such as maps, hits, and list analytics. All this will help you enhance your skills in running and comparing multiple queries and filters, influencing your data visualization skills at scale. With Kibana’s Timelion feature, you can analyze time series data with histograms and stats analytics. By the end of this book, you will have created a speedy machine learning job using X-Pack capabilities.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell

Index pattern

To add the Elasticsearch index to Kibana, we need to configure the index pattern. This is the first step to work with Elasticsearch data.

Creating the index pattern

To create a new index pattern, we need to do the following:

  1. Click on the Management link on the left menu.
  2. Click on the Index Patterns link on the Management page. This will open the following screen:

The preceding screenshot shows us the metricbeat index pattern fields, their data types, and additional details, as this index pattern was already created.

  1. Now, click on the Create index pattern button in the top-left to create a new index pattern. This will open the following screen:

The preceding screenshot shows step 1 of 2 for index creating an pattern.

  1. On this screen, we need to provide the keyword for index name in the search box. Below the search box, it shows different Elasticsearch index names.
  2. Now if you want to add the server-metrics index of Elasticsearch, you need to add this name in the search box, which will...