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Kibana gives shape to any kind of data — structured and unstructured — indexed in Elasticsearch.

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Library reference

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This image has been deprecated in favor of the official kibana image provided and maintained by The list of images available from Elastic can be found at The images found here will receive no further updates once the 6.0.0 release is available upstream. Please adjust your usage accordingly.

Elastic provides open-source support for Kibana via the elastic/kibana GitHub repository and the Docker image via the elastic/kibana-docker GitHub repository, as well as community support via its forums.

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Quick reference

What is Kibana?

Kibana is an open source data visualization plugin for Elasticsearch. It provides visualization capabilities on top of the content indexed on an Elasticsearch cluster. Users can create bar, line and scatter plots, or pie charts and maps on top of large volumes of data.

Kibana is a registered trademark of Elasticsearch BV.


How to use this image

You can run the default kibana command simply:

$ docker run --link some-elasticsearch:elasticsearch -d kibana

You can also pass in additional flags to kibana:

$ docker run --link some-elasticsearch:elasticsearch -d kibana --plugins /somewhere/else

This image includes EXPOSE 5601 (default port). If you’d like to be able to access the instance from the host without the container’s IP, standard port mappings can be used:

$ docker run --name some-kibana --link some-elasticsearch:elasticsearch -p 5601:5601 -d kibana

You can also provide the address of elasticsearch via ELASTICSEARCH_URL environnement variable:

$ docker run --name some-kibana -e ELASTICSEARCH_URL=http://some-elasticsearch:9200 -p 5601:5601 -d kibana

Then, access it via http://localhost:5601 or http://host-ip:5601 in a browser.

... via docker stack deploy or docker-compose

Example stack.yml for kibana:

version: '3.1'


    image: kibana
      - 5601:5601

    image: elasticsearch

Try in PWD

Run docker stack deploy -c stack.yml kibana (or docker-compose -f stack.yml up), wait for it to initialize completely, and visit http://swarm-ip:5601, http://localhost:5601, or http://host-ip:5601 (as appropriate).


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