Default Kibana setup logs debug of ES queries to daemon.log

I have a 5.3.0 Kibana running on Debian 8 from the ES repo. I'm using filebeat to ingest syslog and it seems that every time I'm looking at Kibana it logs "debug" log messages to my daemon.log. This is flooding my Kibana output which prevents me from seeing log messages that are actually relevant.

    "type": "response",
    "@timestamp": "2017-04-10T13:19:33Z",
    "tags": [

    "pid": 30905,
    "method": "post",
    "statusCode": 200,
    "req": {
        "url": "/elasticsearch/_msearch",
        "method": "post",
        "headers": {
            "host": "host:9292",
            "connection": "keep-alive",
            "content-length": "1014",
            "accept": "application/json, text/plain, */*",
            "origin": "http://host:9292",
            "kbn-version": "5.3.0",
            "user-agent": "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_11_6) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/57.0.2987.133 Safari/537.36",
            "content-type": "application/x-ldjson",
            "dnt": "1",
            "referer": "http://host:9292/app/kibana",
            "accept-encoding": "gzip, deflate",
            "accept-language": "en-US,en;q=0.8,nl;q=0.6"
        "remoteAddress": "",
        "userAgent": "",
        "referer": "http://host:9292/app/kibana"
    "res": {
        "statusCode": 200,
        "responseTime": 15,
        "contentLength": 9
    "message": "POST /elasticsearch/_msearch 200 15ms - 9.0B"

The only config items I tweaked in kibana.yml are server.port and


You can change this from the kibana.yaml file with one of the following commands:

You can read more about them here:

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