Visualization using Kibana and Elastic search

Praveen David Mathew
4 min readMar 11, 2021


System Requirement:

This documentation is for windows system. I am using windows 10


Elasticsearch is a distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine capable of addressing a growing number of use cases. As the heart of the Elastic Stack, it centrally stores your data for lightning fast search, fine‑tuned relevancy, and powerful analytics that scale with ease.

Kibana is a free and open user interface that lets you visualize your Elasticsearch data and navigate the Elastic Stack. Do anything from tracking query load to understanding the way requests flow through your apps.

Logstash is a free and open server-side data processing pipeline that ingests data from a multitude of sources, transforms it, and then sends it to your favorite “stash.” . We are not using logstash as we are directly adding data to elastic search


Installing elastic search and Kibana:

  1. Download the installation file:

Download Elastic search and Kibana windows zip file.

2. Extract the zip file:

3. lets configure simple security settings like username and password, to do this follow below steps:

Update following files : elasticsearch-7.11.1\config\elasticsearch.yml and kibana-7.11.1-windows-x86_64\config\kibana.yml

Add to end of Kibana.yml:

xpack.fleet.enabled: true
xpack.fleet.agents.tlsCheckDisabled: true
xpack.encryptedSavedObjects.encryptionKey: "something_at_least_32_characters" true
elasticsearch.username: "test"
elasticsearch.password: "test123"

Add to end of Elasticsearch.yml: true
discovery.type: single-node

4. Open cmd with elasticsearch-7.11.1\bin as current directory:

Add elastic search user using below command:

elasticsearch-users useradd test -p test123 -r superuser



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