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Kibana4 Vagrant Machine

This is a virtual vagrant machine, that runs the new Kibana 4 with sample data.

You can use it to play around with Kibana 4. It is not meant for any production usage.


To get it working, you will need to install VirtualBox and Vagrant. Once you have these installed, clone (or download) this repository.


Go to the folder where you downloaded this project, and enter vagrant up. On the first run this might take some time and will download a large vm image. After some time, you have a running instance of an ElasticSearch (with some sample data) and a Kibana 4 instance.

You can now access Kibana 4 (or ElasticSearch directly, if you need to):

Service Address
Kibana 4 localhost:5601
ElasticSearch localhost:9200

If you finished working, just enter vagrant destroy to throw away everything you did (Attention: This will clear all Kibana Dashboards, etc.) and you can start over again the next time with vagrant up.

If you just want to shutdown the virtual machine without destroying your data use vagrant suspend and vagrant resume to start it again. In this case all your data changes and Kibana Dashboards will be persisted.

Sample data

The virtual machine contains two indexes of sample data:

twitter: the twitter index contains sample tweets taken from the public twitter stream. Attention this tweets have been recorded at February 5th between 12:00 and 12:05 (UTC+1). To see them in Kibana, you will have to go back to that date. The tweets have been recorded using the stream2es util, which you can also use to generate your own index.

bank: this index contains some non time-based data. It represents accounts from a bank and come from the elasticsearch documentation.


There is a configuration file called config.yaml that you can edit with a text editor, to change some settings.

Set the 32bit option to true if you run on a system, that only supports 32bit virtualization or would like to test the 32 bit version for any other reason. You should normally not need this.

You can specify the amount of memory used by the virtual machine. It is set to 2048 (MB) by default, since I think this is a good value that would work for the most users. If you however have very low memory you can try to decrease this value or increase it, if you have enough memory left in your system.

Attention: Only make changes to this file, while the vagrant machine is destroyed (i.e. never started or destroyed via vagrant destroy), otherwise the outcome will be uncertain!


This is a vagrant virtual machine with an Kibana 4 (and ElasticSearch) instance. It belongs to a Kibana 4 tutorial on the following URL:







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