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Using Kibana with Logs Data Platform

Last updated 27th July, 2020


This guide will help you unleash the full power of Kibana and craft some beautiful Dashboards from your logs.


This is what you need to know to get you started:

After some training you will be able to do this kind of Dashboard:

Kibana Dashboard


Create your Stream Alias

To access your logs from Kibana, you will need to setup an Elasticsearch Alias and link them to your Graylog streams, so here we go again:

  1. Go back to your manager.
  2. In the Alias panel, click on the Add an alias button
  3. Choose a name and define a description for your alias
  4. Save the entry by clicking the Save button
  5. Once the alias has been created. Use the ... menu at the right and select Attach content to the alias option.
  6. Define there the graylog streams you want to associate to your alias
  7. That's it.

Alias creation

So here you go, now Logs Data Platform knows which stream you want to browse. Now let's configure Kibana and see if it works!

Access your Kibana instance

To reach your Kibana instance, click on Kibana tab, Click on Add a instance, put a description and click on Order to launch the creation of your instance. Your instance will be created and delivered in approximatively 20 minutes.

Kibana creation

Use the ... menu at the right and select Access to your Kibana instance option to be redirected.

Kibana access

Once there, use your LDP credentials to sign in and set on the first page, as the Index name, the full name of your alias logs-XXXXX-a-XXXXX. Choose timestamp for the time field name then click on Discover tab to read your log entries.

Kibana setup

You can also explore any Elasticsearch index you created on the platform. One Kibana instance allow you to explore all the data you delivered on Logs Data Platform.

If you want to know what you can do with Kibana, you can fly to the very good Elastic documentation

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