In this tutorial, I’ll demonstrate how to
configure skedler reports as a Kibana Plugin The plugin files can be downloaded from the
Skedler website, by clicking on Resources, then choosing Documentation. The Kibaba plugin link is here on the left
side, and because this example will show Linux installation, I’ll select and copy this
link. Now I’ll open the command prompt, and open
the folder where kibana is installed. Then I’ll paste in the link I copied from
the Skedler website. cd Documents/kibana/kibana-7.3.1-linux-x86_x64 With this command, I can see that the files
necessary for plugins are available in the folder. As long as Elasticsearch and Kibana have already
been launched, I can now launch kibana as well. I’ll enter this command to launch Kibana: bi/kibana Now that Kibana is launched, I’ll open my
browser and go to the URL that loads my Kibana homepage. I’ll click this icon at the bottom left
to expand the menu, then click ‘Skedler Reports’. Now I’m in my Skedler Reports home page
and I’ll creat a new report. I’ll assign a report name, and keep ELK
as the datasource.. The report type will be Dashboard, and I’ll
choose the dashboard I want. I have the option to select a filter, but
I’ll leave this as “no filter.” For Time Range, I’ll use the Dashboard Time
Window, but if I uncheck this, I could configure my own time window. I can also add a tag to classify the report. And finally, there is an optional advanced
option to specify the report output directory. If I don’t specify anything, the default
directory will be used. To proceed to the Report Design step, I’ll
click the link at the top. I could change the Report Title if needed,
and I’ll choose PDF as the file format to generate. I can also include an Excel report by checking
this box. For template, I’ll keep the default which
uses Smart Layout. But I could click Custom Layout if I want
to choose a different layout. Clicking Download Template opens a list of
templates I can choose from. I’ll proceed to the Schedule step. I can schedule reports to be sent on an hourly
basis, or monthly, yearly, etc. I’ll keep the default Hourly schedule, then
click Schedule. The last step is Distribute. From the drop-down I’ll select mail channel. Here I can enter an email recipient, add a
CC or BCC if needed, and I can keep the default message or edit it. The report setup is complete, so I’ll click
“Save and Exit”. My report now appears in the dashboard. I can click this download link to receive
and open the report PDF.

How to configure, and launch Skedler Reports as a Kibana Plugin
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