Version 6.3 is out and it includes a lot cool new features.

The best feature is that Elastic is more open than ever. In fact it is more linked to X Pack but the annoying things with X-Pack are gone (Licence, trial and so on) So that’s a very nice move from them for those who wants to use the free licence. It is possible to use directly the images from Elastic without having to ask for a licence or to modify the parameters in order to make the pay options disappear.

Of course there are still some annoying stuffs with the plugins. Every version Kibana version breaks a few stuff but at least, it is never a full rewrite of the plugin.

As for the other versions, the easiest way to check the stack is to simply execute the following docker-compose.yml file.

Docker Compose File for the stack 6.3

Services:

  • Cerebro on port 9000 to check the status of elastic search nodes
  • Grafana on port 3000
  • Elastic Search on port 9200
  • Kibana on port 5601 My Kibana version simply already includes the Traffic Light panel. It is possible to use the image “docker.elastic.co/kibana/kibana:6.3.0” in order to get a standard installation. Note that starting Kibana can take a few minutes so be patient.

 

version: '2'
services:

##############################
  grafana:
    image: grafana/grafana:5.1.3
    container_name: grafana
    ports:
     - 3000:3000


##############################
  cerebro:
    image: snuids/cerebro:v0.7.3
    container_name: cerebro
    ports:
      - 9000:9000
    links:
      - esnode1

##############################
  esnode1:
    image: docker.elastic.co/elasticsearch/elasticsearch:6.3.0
    ports:
      - "9200:9200"
      - "9300:9300"
    container_name: esnode1


##############################
  kibana:
    image: snuids/kibanatraffic:v6.3.0
    ports:
      - "5601:5601"
    environment:
      - ELASTICSEARCH_URL=http://esnode1:9200
    container_name: kibana
    links:
      - esnode1