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Kibana 7 Quick Start Guide

By : Anurag Srivastava
Book Image

Kibana 7 Quick Start Guide

By: Anurag Srivastava

Overview of this book

The Elastic Stack is growing rapidly and, day by day, additional tools are being added to make it more effective. This book endeavors to explain all the important aspects of Kibana, which is essential for utilizing its full potential. This book covers the core concepts of Kibana, with chapters set out in a coherent manner so that readers can advance their learning in a step-by-step manner. The focus is on a practical approach, thereby enabling the reader to apply those examples in real time for a better understanding of the concepts and to provide them with the correct skills in relation to the tool. With its succinct explanations, it is quite easy for a reader to use this book as a reference guide for learning basic to advanced implementations of Kibana. The practical examples, such as the creation of Kibana dashboards from CSV data, application RDBMS data, system metrics data, log file data, APM agents, and search results, can provide readers with a number of different drop-off points from where they can fetch any type of data into Kibana for the purpose of analysis or dashboarding.
Table of Contents (9 chapters)

Configuring index patterns in Kibana

So far, we've covered how to push data into Elasticsearch from different sources, such as Beats and Logstash. Once the data is pushed into your Elasticsearch cluster, you can get that into Kibana by creating the index pattern. So the ultimate aim of Elastic Stack is to get data, analyze it, visualize it, and extract meaningful information for that, we can fetch data from different sources, push them to a central Elasticsearch cluster, make them available to Kibana using index patterns, and analyze them.

Let's check how the index pattern can be created in Kibana to access Elasticsearch index data. Click on the Management link from the left menu to open the Management page. This will show you Elasticsearch and the Kibana block; under the Kibana block, click on the Index Pattern link to open the index pattern page. The following...