I'm about to distribute (to a specific set of interested users) a Docker image that contains:
- Elastic Stack
- Some dashboards
- Some data for use with those dashboards
Some of the users might be new to Kibana. (Docker, too.)
I've prepared a readme that essentially consists of:
- A link to the Docker website, to get Docker.
docker runcommand, to get the image and start a container.
- A Kibana URL that shows the list of dashboards, with a time range that matches the supplied data (the user might have to change the host name, and possibly also the port number).
So: the user installs Docker, enters a
docker run command, browses to a list of dashboards, clicks a dashboard title, and then sees that dashboard populated with sample data.
A new Kibana user might ask: what now?
In the readme, I'd like to include a link to an appropriate "getting started" resource for such users: users who are new to Kibana and have been given dashboards with data. They don't need to know how to get data in or how to create visualizations and dashboards. They need to know how to "use" dashboards and how to navigate the supplied data, including (these are just a few examples):
- Marquee-selecting within a date histogram to "zoom in" on a shorter time range (and how auto-interval visualizations adjust to the shorter time range).
- Clicking items, such as tags in tag clouds or labels in legends, to create filters.
- Creating custom filters.
I've Googled for such a resource, but haven't found one. Sure, the Kibana User's Guide covers all of the above and more, but mixed in with topics that these users don't need to know.
Suggestions, URLs welcome.