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Deploy and Configure Kibana for an Elasticsearch Cluster

Kibana has a lot to offer when it comes to working with and managing an Elasticsearch cluster. Perhaps the most powerful tool when interacting with Elasticsearch is the Kibana Console tool. This provides a friendly user experience to interact directly with Elasticsearch APIs by including syntax highlighting and autocomplete to Elasticsearch API syntax. In this hands-on lab, you will be given the opportunity to exercise the following: * Deploy Kibana from an RPM * Configure Kibana's server port * Bind Kibana to a specific network address * Start Kibana * Inspect Kibana logs * Use Kibana's Console tool to interact with Elasticsearch APIs

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 1h 30m
Clock icon Jul 17, 2020

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Install Kibana on the master-1 node.

    Using the Secure Shell (SSH), log in to the master-1 node as cloud_user via the public IP address.

    Become the root user with:

    sudo su -

    Download the Kibana 7.6 RPM:

    curl -O

    Install Kibana:

    rpm --install kibana-7.6.0-x86_64.rpm

    Configure Kibana to start on system boot:

    systemctl enable kibana
  2. Challenge

    Configure Kibana.

    Log in to the master-1 node and become the root user with:

    sudo su -

    Open the /etc/kibana/kibana.yml file:

    vim /etc/kibana/kibana.yml

    Change the following line:

    #server.port: 5601


    server.port: 8080

    Change the following line: "localhost"

    to ""
  3. Challenge

    Start Kibana.

    Log in to the master-1 node and become the root user:

    sudo su -

    Start Kibana:

    systemctl start kibana
  4. Challenge

    Use Kibana's Console tool.

    After Kibana has finished starting up, which may take a few minutes navigate to http://PUBLIC_IP_ADDRESS_OF_MASTER-1:8080 in your web browser and navigate to Dev Tools > Console.

    Check the node status of the cluster via the console tool with:

    GET _cat/nodes?v

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