Kibana

Use ChaosSearch Analytics to search and create visualizations of the indexed data.

You can use the embedded Kibana interface to query and visualize the data in your cloud object storage that has been indexed with ChaosSearch. Kibana offers a quick and easy way to start visualizing the value in your event and log files. Combined with the ChaosSearch indexing advantages, Kibana can offer fast search results, visualizations, and all-in-one dashboards for end users.

The following topics describe how to use the Kibana interface and some best practices for visualizing and searching using ChaosSearch.

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Working with Kibana

When you click Analytics in the ChaosSearch console, you access the Kibana interface.

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NOTE:

If the Analytics page displays a message that you must create a view, there are no Refinery views defined, or your account does not have permission to use any existing ones. There must be at least one Refinery view that your account can use.

Where to Begin

The Kibana left menu offers a variety of options. Note that your account might not have permission to see all of these options.

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  1. Discover lets you perform searches of the data for a view.

  2. Dashboard is an area of preconfigured, multi-chart pages that provide a side-by-side display of one or more visualizations.

  3. Visualize is an editor for graphical representations of data from a view or a saved Discover search. You can display data in tabular or graphical layouts like pie, line, area, or bar charts.

  4. Alerting enables users to create monitors (defined patterns of conditions to watch for) that can raise alerts when conditions are detected. Alerts for the system are displayed on this page and can be reviewed and acted upon by service team members at your site.

Configuration provides access to a list of saved Kibana objects (views, visualizations, dashboards) that you can use, tools to import visualizations, as well as access to some advanced settings that control Kibana behaviors, such as the number of hits/records to return in the Discover results.

Most users begin by using the Discover page to search available views for information. Some users might begin with pre-built dashboards or visualizations to see curated information and visualizations about their log and event files. These pre-built dashboards and visualizations might have been created by analytics at their site, or by ChaosSearch Customer Success team members.

In this section

Searching the indexed data
Creating visualizations
Building a dashboard
Kibana Dashboard & Visualization Migration


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