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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

Advanced settings

Using the advances settings feature, we can edit the settings that control the behavior of Kibana. We can change the default format of the date, the default index for timelion, can set the precision for decimal values, or it can set the default query language:


We should avoid changing anything unless we are very sure about the change we will perform.

To set any advanced option, we need to do the following:

  1. Click on the Advanced Settings link on the Management page
  2. We have a search box, through which we can search the option to modify
  3. Click on the Edit link in front of the option that you want to change
  4. Modify the value as per the requirement
  5. Click on the Save button to save the changes

These are very sensitive changes that can cause performance issues in Kibana, and if anything breaks, it is quite difficult to diagnose.

There are many options available under advanced settings, and we can tweak all those under this option. In this chapter, I will explain some of them.