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What Is Kibana?

Kibana is an open-source data analytics and visualization platform and works with Elasticsearch. You can use Kibana to search, view, and interact with data stored in Elasticsearch indices as well as to visualize your data in a variety of charts, tables, and maps.

To learn more about Kibana, go to the Kibana official website: https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/kibana/current/index.html

Access to Kibana with a Few Clicks

CSS is integrated with Kibana. You can access Kibana with a few clicks, without having to install Kibana.

Log in to the CSS management console. In the left navigation pane, click Cluster Management. On the displayed Cluster Management page, locate the row where the target cluster resides and click Kibana in the Operation column.

Kibana Functions

Kibana delivers the functions of visualization and Elasticsearch statistics and analysis. Specifically, it supports:

  • Over 10 data presentation modes
  • Nearly 20 data statistics methods
  • Classification in terms of various dimensions, such as time and tag