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How to install Kibana on macOS using Homebrew

This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install Kibana on macOS using Homebrew. Kibana is an open source analytics and visualisation platform designed to work with Elasticsearch.

What is Kibana?

“Kibana is an open source analytics and visualization platform designed to work with Elasticsearch. You use Kibana to search, view, and interact with data stored in Elasticsearch indices. You can easily perform advanced data analysis and visualize your data in a variety of charts, tables, and maps. Kibana makes it easy to understand large volumes of data. Its simple, browser-based interface enables you to quickly create and share dynamic dashboards that display changes to Elasticsearch queries in real time.” ~ Kibana Documentation

What is Homebrew?

Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple’s macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS.

Quick Commands

The following is the single command required to install Kibana on macOS using Homebrew.

$ brew install kibana 

Brew Commands

This section provides a quick set of commands on how to install Kibana on macOS using Homebrew. It is assumed that Homebrew is already installed. If not, please follow this link.

$ brew update              # Fetch latest version of homebrew and formula.
$ brew search kibana       # Searches for formula called kibana
$ brew info kibana         # Displays information about kibana
$ brew install kibana      # Install the kibana formulae.
$ brew cleanup             # Remove any older versions of any formula

Summary

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Kibana on macOS making use of Homebrew. Follow me on any of the different social media platforms and feel free to leave comments.