I noticed that a new update for kibana came out, so I decided to update my version.

Preparing for the Kibana Update

If you remember my previous post I ended up getting the tar.gz archive and installing it manually under /opt. This time around I decided to add a YUM repository and install from there. First I exported all of my objects just in case. This is done in kibana under Settings -> Objects -> Export Everything:


Now let’s stop the kibana server:

sudo systemctl stop kibana

Next let’s move our install out of the way:

sudo mv /opt/kibana /opt/kibana-4.3

The instuctions on how to setup the YUM repo are laid out in Getting Kibana Up and Running. First let’s import the GPG Key:

sudo rpm --import https://packages.elastic.co/GPG-KEY-elasticsearch

Next let’s create the YUM repo:

┌─[elatov@puppet] - [/home/elatov] - [2016-02-21 09:19:02]
└─[0] <> cat /etc/yum.repos.d/kibana.repo
name=Kibana repository for 4.4.x packages

Now we are ready for the update.

Install Kibana 4.4

Now that we have the YUM repository added let’s install kibana:

sudo yum install kibana

That will install most of the contents under /opt and also include a new systemd script. I actually checked out the script and I preffered the original so let’s overwrite the default one:

sudo mv /etc/systemd/system/kibana.service /lib/systemd/system/kibana.service

Now let’s update systemd:

sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo systemctl disable kibana.service
sudo systemctl enable kibana.service

Now let’s copy over the original config:

sudo cp /opt/kibana/config/kibana.yml /opt/kibana/config/kibana.yml.orig
sudo cp /opt/kibana-4.3/config/kibana.yml /opt/kibana/config/kibana.yml

Then I just started the service:

sudo systemctl start kibana

And checking out the logs looked good:

Feb 21 08:53:35 puppet systemd[1]: Started Kibana 4 Web Interface.
Feb 21 08:53:35 puppet systemd[1]: Starting Kibana 4 Web Interface...
Feb 21 08:53:38 puppet kibana4[25523]:{"type":"log","@timestamp":"2016-02-21T15:53:38+00:00","tags":["status","plugin:kibana","info"],"pid":25523,"name":"plugin:kibana","state":"gree
Feb 21 08:53:38 puppet kibana4[25523]: {"type":"log","@timestamp":"2016-02-21T15:53:38+00:00","tags":["status","plugin:elasticsearch","info"],"pid":25523,"name":"plugin:elasticsearch"

After I logged into kibana I saw the new version:


Published by Karim Elatov

10 June 2016