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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)


Up to now, we have covered how to create different types of visualizations in Kibana; now, let's see how we can integrate different types of visualizations to create a dashboard. Dashboards are quite useful as they provide us a single view to monitor the KPI. To create a dashboard in Kibana, we need to do following:

  1. Click on the dashboard link from the left menu, which will open the dashboards page with a list of existing dashboards.
  2. We can click on any existing dashboard to open the dashboard. But as we want to create a new one, click on the Create a new dashboard button in the top-right corner of the page.
  3. This will open a blank page with the message This dashboard is empty. Let's fill it up!.
  4. Click on the Add button to add the visualizations. This will open the following screen of Add Panels:

In the preceding screen, we have the visualization and saved...