Kibana is an open-source data visualization plugin for Elasticsearch. It provides visualization capabilities on top of content indexed in an Elasticsearch cluster

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Users can create bar, line, and scatter plots or pie charts and maps on top of large amounts of data.

The Kibana interface contains four main sections:*

  • Discover - in this section you can filter log messages (including by time) and find the data you need
  • Visualize - in the Visualize interface page you can create, edit and view custom visualizations
  • Dashboard - This section allows you to create, edit, and view custom dashboards. Dashboards combine multiple visualizations into a single page and can filter them.
  • Settings - This section allows you to change Kibana settings.