Receiving ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED after installing and starting kibana on AWS EC2 instance

When connecting to kibana hosted on aws ec2 ami instance via chrome browser i run into the below stated error:

This site can’t be reached refused to connect.
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Listed below are some of the troubleshooting steps that I have performed so far.

  1. yum list installed reports that kibana is installed.
    yum list installed | grep kibana
    kibana.x86_64 6.0.0_beta2-1 installed

  2. kibana is reported as running.
    sudo service kibana status
    kibana is running

  3. /var/log/kibana/kibana.stderr file is emplty i.e. no errors are reported when kibana was started using "sudo service kibana start".

  4. On the AWS Security Groups port 5601 has been opened to be accessible from my IP.

  5. i have not setup any firewalls etc which may prevent access to port 5601.

  6. netstat reports that i have a process running on 5601
    sudo netstat -tulpn | grep 5601
    tcp 0 0* LISTEN 7104/node

Any idea what else can i try to troubleshoot and fix this issue - to get Kibana up and running on AWS EC2 AMI instance and have it accessible from my chrome browser?


This issue was addressed by setting value to the private/public ip. By default it binds to localhost.

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