In addition to open source community plug-ins, Alibaba Cloud Kibana provides a variety of built-in plug-ins. This topic describes how to install a Kibana plug-in and provides the related precautions.

Prerequisites

  • An Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch cluster of a version earlier than V7.0 is created.

    For more information, see Create an Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch cluster.

    Notice Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch clusters of V7.0 or later do not support Kibana plug-ins.
  • Your Kibana node provides at least 2 vCPUs and 4 GiB of memory. Plug-ins consume substantial resources.

    If the specifications of your Kibana node do not meet these requirements, upgrade the Kibana node. For more information, see Upgrade the configuration of a cluster.

Procedure

  1. Log on to the Elasticsearch console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Elasticsearch Clusters.
  3. Navigate to the desired cluster.
    1. In the top navigation bar, select the resource group to which the cluster belongs and the region where the cluster resides.
    2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Elasticsearch Clusters. On the Elasticsearch Clusters page, find the cluster and click its ID.
  4. In the left-side navigation pane, click Data Visualization.
  5. In the Kibana section of the page that appears, click Edit Configuration.
  6. In the Plug-in Configuration section, find the plug-in that you want to install and click Install in the Actions column.
    If the specifications of your Kibana node do not meet the preceding requirements, the system prompts you to upgrade the configuration of your cluster. Follow the instructions to upgrade your Kibana node.
    Warning After you confirm to install the plug-in, the system restarts the Kibana node. During the restart, Kibana cannot provide services. Therefore, before you confirm the installation, make sure that the restart does not affect your operations in the Kibana console. We recommend that you install a Kibana plug-in during off-peak hours.
  7. In the Install Plug-in message, click OK.
    Then, the system restarts the Kibana node. After the node is restarted, the plug-in is installed.
    After the plug-in is installed, the state of the plug-in changes to Installed.
    Note If you no longer require an installed plug-in, you can remove it. To remove a plug-in, go to the Plug-in Configuration section, find the plug-in, and then click Remove in the Actions column. After you confirm to remove the plug-in, the system restarts the Kibana node. During the restart, Kibana cannot provide services. Therefore, before you confirm the removal, make sure that the restart does not affect your operations in the Kibana console.