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Learning Kibana 5.0 by Bahaaldine Azarmi

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Kibana anatomy

In this section, I'll present the different sections present in Kibana 5.0, without necessarily diving into them, as we are going to do this later in the chapters dedicated to logging, metrics, and graphs.

First, connect to https://localhost:5601, log in with the default elastic / changeme, and let's see what the Kibana menu is composed of:

Kibana anatomy

Kibana menu

The Kibana menu contains two types of sections:

  • Links to Kibana core features: Discover, Visualize, Dashboard, and Console
  • Links to Kibana plugins: Timelion, Graph, Monitoring, the elastic user, and Logout

Before we start, let's go into a common Kibana user experience:

Kibana user experience ...

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