After you purchase an Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch cluster, Alibaba Cloud provides a free Kibana node with one vCPU and 2 GiB of memory. You can also purchase a Kibana node with higher specifications. You can perform operations such as data queries and data visualization in the Kibana console. This topic describes how to log on to the Kibana console.

Background information

The Kibana console provided by Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch allows you to expand your business. The Kibana console is seamlessly integrated into Elasticsearch. You can use the Kibana console to view the status of your Elasticsearch cluster in real time and manage the cluster.

Prerequisites

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 of the page that appears, click Data Visualization.
  5. In the Kibana section, click Access over an Internal Network or Access over the Internet.
    • Access over an Internal Network: The Access over an Internal Network entry is displayed only after you enable the Private Network Access feature for Kibana. This feature is disabled by default. For more information, see Configure a public or private IP address whitelist for Kibana.
    • Access over the Internet: The Access over the Internet entry is displayed only after you enable the Public Network Access feature for Kibana. This feature is enabled by default. For more information, see Configure a public or private IP address whitelist for Kibana.
      Notice If this is the first time you are logging on to the Kibana console from the Access over the Internet entry, and you have not modified the access configuration, the system prompts you to modify the configuration. In the Note message, click Edit Configuration. The Modify Public Network Whitelist panel appears. In this panel, add the IP address of your client to the whitelist. For more information, see Configure a public or private IP address whitelist for Kibana. After you modify the configuration, go back to the Data Visualization page and click Access over the Internet again. Then, the Kibana logon page appears.

      If your client is in a home network or in a LAN of an office, add the IP address of the Internet egress to the whitelist rather than the private IP address of the client. We recommend that you query the IP address of the Internet egress in the IP address geolocation library of Taobao. You can also specify 0.0.0.0/0 as the whitelist. If you make this configuration, all public IPv4 addresses can be used to access the Kibana console. This poses security risks. You must evaluate the risks before you make this configuration.

  6. On the Kibana logon page, enter the username and password and click Log in.

    After you log on to the Kibana console, you can perform the desired operations. For example, you can query data or create dashboards to present data. For more information, see Kibana Guide.

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