Create default index

(Jas Ahluwalia) #1


I have the following in my logstash.conf file:

 output {
 	elasticsearch {
  		hosts => "elasticsearch:9200"
        index => "myindex-%{+YYYY.MM.dd}"

How can I get myindex to be the default index in kibana via some kibana.yml or logstash.conf (or any other non-gui way)? Right now I still have to create the index pattern myindex-* and set timestamp via the gui. I'd like to have that ready to go out of the box.

I had previously asked this same question in the logstash discussion, but was directed to ask it here. Your help is much appreciated.


(Bhavya R M) #2


Not very easily. Users usually create index patterns.

You should log an enhancement request here:
Beats in our stack creates does this by using APIs :

Please note we don't consider this the official api yet. You can give it a try.


(shoffmeister) #3

Have a look at

(system) #4

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