Kibana service loop and unable to access Kibana web page

(Sean) #1

Let me start off saying that I am new to ELK and am very interested in getting the ELK stack up and running, but have run into an issue that I can't seem to get past. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I have newly installed the latest Elasticsearch, Kibana and X-Pack version 5 onto a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

It seems as though the kibana service is in a loop. When I check status it shows the kibana service as active and running but the length the service runs doesn't get longer than a couple of seconds before the service reloads. I am also not getting anything in the kibana.log at all.

Also, when I connect using my IE browser to (where Elasticsearch, Kibana and X-Pack are installed) I get a login and type in default kibana/changeme and it downloads *.json file. Whereas FireFox gives me..
"name" : "blah"
"cluster_name" : "elasticsearch"
"cluster_uuid" : "Uyu5bd77RoKHab_0Qdn0YA"
"version" : {
"number" : "5.0.0",
"build_hash" : "253032b",
"build_date : 2016-10-26TO05:11:34.737Z",
"build_snapshot" : false
"lucene_version" : "6.2.0"
"tagline" : "You Know, for Search"

server.port: 5601 "" "blah"
elasticsearch.url: "http://localhost:9200"
logging.dest: /var/log/kibana.log
logging.verbose: true

(Shaunak Kashyap) #2

Welcome to the Elastic stack!

I'm not an expert on Ubuntu services, but could you try to run the command that the service is executing manually, as the same user as the service and see what happens?

As for what you see in the browser, when you go to you are making a call to the Elasticsearch REST API. If you want to see Kibana instead (once you get the service problem sorted out), you'll want to go to


(Sean) #3

Thanks…I believe I tried all of these combinations already but will double-check Monday.

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(system) #4