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This is a page describing how to install Kibana on openSUSE Specific commands may reference openSUSE 12.3, but modifying the version number should work with any distro version.
What is Kibana
Kibana is a highly capable web tool that can read data mapped and reduced by Elasticsearch. This guide is intended to be the third part of a logstash-elasticsearch-kibana setup.
So, the instructions are now much simpler...
1. Download tar.gz for extraction or from github, links are at http://www.elasticsearch.org/overview/kibana/installation/
2. Configure config.js (or if elasticsearch is running on the same machine defaults are fine)
3. copy the website to the root of whatever webserver you are running (if apache on openSUSE, /srv/www/htdocs/)
Install Overview (This applies only to kibana 2.x and earlier for archival purposes)
This guide is based largely on the original instructions at
Kibana is a ruby application which means that although prerequisites need to be installed using zypper, the majority of the application is to be installed using ruby gems.
The following procedure
Installs webserver+mysql, ruby tools, ruby source files.
- Installing bundler as a gem as described in the Kibana documentation does not work. You must install from the openSUSE repos.
- Do not install eventmachine separately. The ruby install will build the appropriate version
Preparation - Install Prerequisites
The following 2 commands should each be a single line (likely will wrap on the page)
zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/languages:/ruby:/extensions/openSUSE_12.3/ devel:languages:ruby:extensions
zypper in apache2 mariadb ruby rubygems gcc gcc-c++ make ruby-devel ruby19-devel rubygem-bundler
The Main Install
Download the zip or tar file (or clone from git). Uncompress the download, I recommend to a subdirectory of the User, eg
mkdir ~/Kibana tar -xzvf file.tar.gz ~/Kibana
Run the Installation
By default, Kibana should already be configured to read a locally installed Elasticsearch using running with default settings. If you need to modify the Kibana configuration, edit KibanaConfig.rb.
Each time you want to run Kibana, from a root console
cd ~/Kibana && ruby kibana.rb