Official cookbook to install kibana 4


(Srinivasan Ramaswamy) #1

I am looking for a chef cookbook to install kibana. I did find kibana_lwrp but it installs ngnix and stuff. This brings me to another question.

Why do i need ngnix with kibana. Most of the articles i find online talk about using ngnix with kibana. I am going to use it inside an internal network, do i really need ngnix ? I played around with kibana after installing it locally and looks like it has a built in webserver. That looks good enough to me.


(Mark Walkom) #2

You don't need nginx, KB will run perfectly fine by itself.
Some people like to proxy things with it, some use it to provide basic auth.


(Christian Dahlqvist) #3

This cookbook seems to be for Kibana 3, which did not have a server component. Kibana 4 does as you point out come with a built in web server and does not need nginx.


(system) #4