Skip to content
JavaScript HTML CSS
Latest commit 383981a @spalger spalger Merge pull request #5874 from spalger/implement/npmCleanTask
[npm] added "clean" script
Failed to load latest commit information.
bin Resolves #5824, error when running kibana.bat with node x86 on win x64
config New commit to sync personal fork with 4.4 main
docs [es] upgrade to master
installedPlugins force the installed plugins directory into git
optimize [optimize] ensure the optimize directory exists with a .empty file
src Merge pull request #6177 from spalger/implement/supportPluginsAnywhere
tasks [npm/clean] rename to sterilize
test [scenarioManager] use index:true rather than removal from 8d0d581
webpackShims [webpack] enforce using elasticsearch-browser
.editorconfig update .editorconfig for Markdown
.eslintignore Merge remote-tracking branch 'jbudz/lint-ignore' into testDiscover
.eslintrc [eslint] use shared config
.gitignore ignore vim's *.swo as well
.node-version Bump node to 4.3.0 for security fixes
.npmrc Add .npmrc, save exact package versions Update Fix broken links in
Gruntfile.js Prevent linting fixtures Matching license year range with latest released version [es] upgrade to master [ui/modules/docs] moved recommendations to the styleguide
package.json [npm/clean] rename to sterilize

Kibana 5.0.0-snapshot

Kibana is an open source (Apache Licensed), browser based analytics and search dashboard for Elasticsearch. Kibana is a snap to setup and start using. Kibana strives to be easy to get started with, while also being flexible and powerful, just like Elasticsearch.


  • Elasticsearch master
  • Kibana binary package


Upgrade from previous version

  • Move any custom configurations in your old kibana.yml to your new one
  • Reinstall plugins
  • Start or restart Kibana

Quick Start

You're up and running! Fantastic! Kibana is now running on port 5601, so point your browser at

The first screen you arrive at will ask you to configure an index pattern. An index pattern describes to Kibana how to access your data. We make the guess that you're working with log data, and we hope (because it's awesome) that you're working with Logstash. By default, we fill in logstash-* as your index pattern, thus the only thing you need to do is select which field contains the timestamp you'd like to use. Kibana reads your Elasticsearch mapping to find your time fields - select one from the list and hit Create.

Congratulations, you have an index pattern! You should now be looking at a paginated list of the fields in your index or indices, as well as some informative data about them. Kibana has automatically set this new index pattern as your default index pattern. If you'd like to know more about index patterns, pop into to the Settings section of the documentation.

Did you know: Both indices and indexes are acceptable plural forms of the word index. Knowledge is power.

Now that you've configured an index pattern, you're ready to hop over to the Discover screen and try out a few searches. Click on Discover in the navigation bar at the top of the screen.


Visit for the full Kibana documentation.

Snapshot Builds

For the daring, snapshot builds are available. These builds are created after each commit to the master branch, and therefore are not something you should run in production.

OSX tar zip
Linux x64 tar zip
Linux x86 tar zip
Windows tar zip
Something went wrong with that request. Please try again.