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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)

Dissect Your Data

To take a deep dive into our data, we need to explore and dissect it as per the requirement in hand. Kibana is quite useful for this data exploration as we have multiple options available to dissect the data; for example, on a single dataset we can do following:

  • The time filter can be applied to filter the data on the basis of date and time
  • A direct query can be applied to data using a query bar, such as field: value
  • Filter your data using the interactive filter option
  • Limit the number of fields you want to see

We have multiple options available, so let's explore them one by one.

The time Filter

The time filter applies a time-based filter on your data and provides us with multiple ways to filter the...