I'm new here, and basically a newbie in ELK and many other things.
I've been asked to prototype ELK to process logs generated by the application we are developing and being able to analyze them easily.
First, I have installed filebeat, logstash, elasticsearch and kibana v5.0.1 on a CentOS 7.2 virtual machine on VMware, and i got everything working. Then, as in our production environment, Kibana will be installed on a different machine, I decided to try to connect a Kibana 5.0.1 on my host machine (Windows 7) to connect to Elasticsearch running on the VM. I changed the kibana.yml with "elasticsearch.url: "http://VM_IP_address:9200"" and when I launched Kibana on Windows i got the following error :
log [07:44:58.682] [error][status][plugin:firstname.lastname@example.org] Status changed from yellow to red - Request Timeout after 3000ms
log [07:44:58.685] [error][status][ui settings] Status changed from yellow to red - Elasticsearch plugin is red
I can ping the VM_IP_address from the Windows host, I disabled the kibana service on my VM, deleted the existing .kibana index from elasticsearch (mistake ?) and rebooted the VM. Without any change in the error message I get.
I can't figure out if the problem is a network issue or if I should modify something in my ELK configuration.
So I tried many different things in both ways and nothing worked. Right now, the configuration of elasticsearch.yml is the default one.
Could you please please help me solve this problem. I've been stuck for two days trying everything I could find on forums but nothing seems to work Please, Elastic community, you are my only hope !
If you need any other information I could give you that would help you help me, I'd be happy to oblige.