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By Opster Team

Updated: Jun 6, 2023

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Integrating Grafana with Elasticsearch for Enhanced Data Visualization

Grafana is a popular open-source visualization and analytics platform that allows you to create interactive and customizable dashboards. By integrating Grafana with Elasticsearch, you can leverage the powerful search and analytics capabilities of Elasticsearch to create insightful visualizations of your data.

In this article, we will guide you through the process of integrating Grafana with Elasticsearch, assuming you already have both services up and running. If you want to learn about how to monitor Elasticsearch with Grafana and Prometheus, check out this guide.

How to integrating Grafana with Elasticsearch

Step 1: Add Elasticsearch as a Data Source in Grafana

  1. Log in to your Grafana instance and navigate to the Configuration menu (gear icon) on the left sidebar.
  2. Click on “Data Sources” and then “Add data source.”
  3. Select “Elasticsearch” from the list of available data sources.
  4. Enter the required information for your Elasticsearch instance, including the URL, access method, and authentication details if necessary.
  5. In the “Elasticsearch details” section, specify the index pattern, time field name, and version of your Elasticsearch instance.
  6. Click “Save & Test” to verify the connection. If successful, you will see a confirmation message.

Step 2: Create a Dashboard and Add Panels

  1. Click on the “+” icon in the left sidebar and select “Dashboard.”
  2. Click “Add new panel” to create a new visualization panel.
  3. In the panel editor, select “Elasticsearch” as the data source from the “Query” tab.
  4. Configure the query for your data by selecting the appropriate fields, aggregations, and filters.
  5. Switch to the “Visualization” tab to choose the type of chart or graph you want to display.
  6. Customize the appearance and settings of your visualization as needed.
  7. Click “Apply” to save your panel and return to the dashboard.

Step 3: Customize and Share Your Dashboard

  1. Add more panels to your dashboard by repeating Step 2 for each visualization you want to include.
  2. Rearrange and resize panels by dragging and dropping them within the dashboard.
  3. Use the dashboard settings (gear icon) to customize the dashboard’s appearance, time range, and refresh interval.
  4. Save your dashboard by clicking the “Save” button in the top right corner.
  5. Share your dashboard with others by clicking the “Share” button and generating a link or embedding it in an iframe.


By following these steps, you can successfully integrate Grafana with Elasticsearch to create powerful and insightful visualizations of your data. This integration allows you to harness the full potential of Elasticsearch’s search and analytics capabilities while benefiting from Grafana’s user-friendly interface and extensive customization options.

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