As a developer I would like to visualize elasticsearch data generated by the Axon.Ivy Desginer. This turns out not so easy because in Designer 7.0.x and 7.3 we use elasticsearch 5.5 without the x-pack plugin, and kibana 5.5 by default comes with x-pack plugin enabled. What is the best way to connect kibana to our elasticsearch ?

asked 11.09.2019 at 10:25

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The following configuration for docker-compose seems to do the trick:


version: '2'
    network_mode: host
    image: docker.elastic.co/kibana/kibana:5.5.3
      - ./kibana.yml:/usr/share/kibana/config/kibana.yml


server.name: kibana
server.host: "0"
elasticsearch.url: "http://localhost:19200"

If port 19200 was busy elastic will start at 19201, 19202 and so on. Your config needs to reflect that.

start docker compose with:

docker-compose up

This will download kibana docker image 5.5.3 and start using the host network, because we want to share our localhost elasticsearch server with the docker.

In case you get the message: "Optimizing and caching bundles for graph, monitoring, ml, kibana..." then be patient for a few minutes, kibana will eventually start.

Once kibana started it will complain it cannot find x-pack on the designer`s elastic search server. Get your container id by running:

docker ps

perform as kibana root user x-pack unistallation:

docker exec -u 0 -t <container_id> /bin/bash -c '/usr/share/kibana/bin/kibana-plugin remove x-pack'

The output will be "Removing x-pack..."

Restart the docker with:

docker-compose restart

Run some cases in ivy and check what indices you have:

curl localhost:19200/_cat/indices

Open Kibana at localhost:5601 and create an index-pattern that mached the indices you want.

Happy visualizations with kibana!


answered 11.09.2019 at 11:37

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edited 11.09.2019 at 11:48

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