we run an Elastic Stack version 6.8.0 with a basic licence.
Like a few others we have issues monitoring the production cluster in Kibana.
As recommended we have set up a separate monitoring cluster including a separate Kibana instance. All monitoring data from the production cluster is shipped via Metricbeat. Thus there are some metricbeat-* indices in Elasticsearch (monitoring).
Hitting the Monitoring section in Kibana (monitoring) is says " Monitoring is currently off" and we need to turn it on. Doing so monitors the monitoring cluster itself.
We have seen this solution but they use HTTP exporters which is undesired.
Some maybe relevant Kibana settings:
elasticsearch.hosts: <monitoring cluster> (if we change this to <production cluster> it says "No monitoring data found", which makes totally sense, right?) xpack.monitoring.kibana.collection.enabled: false
And some Elasticsearch settings:
What are we missing?