Chart version: 3.2.8
Api version: v1
App version: 6.7.0
DEPRECATED - Kibana is an open source data visualization plugin...
Chart Type
Set me up:
helm repo add center
Install Chart:
helm install kibana center/stable/kibana
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kibana is your window into the Elastic Stack. Specifically, it’s an open source (Apache Licensed), browser-based analytics and search dashboard for Elasticsearch.

Pre-deprecation notice

As mentioned in #14935 we are planning on deprecating this chart in favour of the official Elastic Helm Chart. The Elastic Helm Chart supports version 7 of Kibana.


$ helm install stable/kibana


This chart bootstraps a kibana deployment on a Kubernetes cluster using the Helm package manager.

Installing the Chart

To install the chart with the release name my-release:

$ helm install stable/kibana --name my-release

The command deploys kibana on the Kubernetes cluster in the default configuration. The configuration section lists the parameters that can be configured during installation.

NOTE : We notice that lower resource constraints given to the chart + plugins are likely not going to work well.

Uninstalling the Chart

To uninstall/delete the my-release deployment:

$ helm delete my-release

The command removes all the Kubernetes components associated with the chart and deletes the release.


The following table lists the configurable parameters of the kibana chart and their default values.

Parameter Description Default
affinity node/pod affinities None
env Environment variables to configure Kibana {}
envFromSecrets Environment variables from secrets to the cronjob container {}
envFromSecrets.*.from.secret - used for environment variable
envFromSecrets.*.from.key - secretKeyRef.key used for environment variable
files Kibana configuration files None
livenessProbe.enabled livenessProbe to be enabled? false
livenessProbe.path path for livenessProbe /status
livenessProbe.initialDelaySeconds number of seconds 30
livenessProbe.timeoutSeconds number of seconds 10
image.pullPolicy Image pull policy IfNotPresent
image.repository Image repository
image.tag Image tag 6.7.0
image.pullSecrets Specify image pull secrets nil
commandline.args add additional commandline args nil
ingress.enabled Enables Ingress false
ingress.annotations Ingress annotations None:
ingress.hosts Ingress accepted hostnames None:
ingress.tls Ingress TLS configuration None:
nodeSelector node labels for pod assignment {}
podAnnotations annotations to add to each pod {}
podLabels labels to add to each pod {}
replicaCount desired number of pods 1
revisionHistoryLimit revisionHistoryLimit 3
serviceAccountName DEPRECATED: use nil
serviceAccount.create create a serviceAccount to run the pod false name of the serviceAccount to create kibana.fullname
authProxyEnabled enables authproxy. Create container in extracontainers false
extraContainers Sidecar containers to add to the kibana pod {}
extraVolumeMounts additional volumemounts for the kibana pod []
extraVolumes additional volumes to add to the kibana pod []
resources pod resource requests & limits {}
priorityClassName priorityClassName nil
service.externalPort external port for the service 443
service.internalPort internal port for the service 4180
service.portName service port name None:
service.authProxyPort port to use when using sidecar authProxy None:
service.externalIPs external IP addresses None:
service.loadBalancerIP Load Balancer IP address None:
service.loadBalancerSourceRanges Limit load balancer source IPs to list of CIDRs (where available)) []
service.nodePort NodePort value if service.type is NodePort None:
service.type type of service ClusterIP
service.clusterIP static clusterIP or None for headless services None:
service.annotations Kubernetes service annotations None:
service.labels Kubernetes service labels None:
service.selector Kubernetes service selector {}
tolerations List of node taints to tolerate []
dashboardImport.enabled Enable dashboard import false
dashboardImport.timeout Time in seconds waiting for Kibana to be in green overall state 60
dashboardImport.basePath Customizing base path url during dashboard import /
dashboardImport.xpackauth.enabled Enable Xpack auth false
dashboardImport.xpackauth.username Optional Xpack username myuser
dashboardImport.xpackauth.password Optional Xpack password mypass
dashboardImport.dashboards Dashboards {}
plugins.enabled Enable installation of plugins. false
plugins.reset Optional : Remove all installed plugins before installing all new ones false
plugins.values List of plugins to install. Format None:
persistentVolumeClaim.enabled Enable PVC for plugins false
persistentVolumeClaim.existingClaim Use your own PVC for plugins false
persistentVolumeClaim.annotations Add your annotations for the PVC {}
persistentVolumeClaim.accessModes Acces mode to the PVC ReadWriteOnce
persistentVolumeClaim.size Size of the PVC 5Gi
persistentVolumeClaim.storageClass Storage class of the PVC None:
readinessProbe.enabled readinessProbe to be enabled? false
readinessProbe.path path for readinessProbe /status
readinessProbe.initialDelaySeconds number of seconds 30
readinessProbe.timeoutSeconds number of seconds 10
readinessProbe.periodSeconds number of seconds 10
readinessProbe.successThreshold number of successes 5
securityContext.enabled Enable security context (should be true for PVC) false
securityContext.allowPrivilegeEscalation Allow privilege escalation false
securityContext.runAsUser User id to run in pods 1000
securityContext.fsGroup fsGroup id to run in pods 2000
extraConfigMapMounts Additional configmaps to be mounted []
deployment.annotations Annotations for deployment {}
initContainers Init containers to add to the kibana deployment {}
testFramework.enabled enable the test framework true
testFramework.image test-framework image repository. dduportal/bats
testFramework.tag test-framework image tag. 0.4.0

Specify each parameter using the --set key=value[,key=value] argument to helm install. For example,

  • The Kibana configuration files config properties can be set through the env parameter too.
  • All the files listed under this variable will overwrite any existing files by the same name in kibana config directory.
  • Files not mentioned under this variable will remain unaffected.
$ helm install stable/kibana --name my-release \

Alternatively, a YAML file that specifies the values for the above parameters can be provided while installing the chart. For example :

$ helm install stable/kibana --name my-release -f values.yaml

Tip: You can use the default values.yaml

Dasboard import

  • A dashboard for dashboardImport.dashboards can be a JSON or a download url to a JSON file.


To 2.3.0

The default value of elasticsearch.url (for kibana < 6.6) has been removed in favor of elasticsearch.hosts (for kibana >= 6.6).