[ELK] Enable X-Pack in ELK stack 6.3

We konw X-Pack is is an extension that bundles security, monitoring, reporting, and graph capabilities into one package.

From ELK stack 6.3, X-Pack is integrated into Elasticsearch, you can try it by 30-day-trial license. After the trail you could choose buy the license or downgrade to the normal license.


1.Down & Unzip & Enter

wget https://artifacts.elastic.co/downloads/elasticsearch/elasticsearch-6.3.2.tar.gz
tar -zvxf elasticsearch-6.3.2.tar.gz && cd elasticsearch-6.3.2

2.Enable monitor & Start

echo "xpack.monitoring.enabled: true" >>config/elasticsearch.yml
echo "xpack.security.enabled: true" >>config/elasticsearch.yml
echo "xpack.watcher.enabled: true" >>config/elasticsearch.yml
echo "xpack.ml.enabled: true" >>config/elasticsearch.yml
echo "xpack.graph.enabled: true" >>config/elasticsearch.yml
echo "xpack.monitoring.collection.enabled: true" >>config/elasticsearch.yml



1.Download & Unzip & Entry

wget wget https://artifacts.elastic.co/downloads/kibana/kibana-6.3.2-darwin-x86_64.tar.gz
tar -zvxf kibana-6.3.2-darwin-x86_64.tar.gz && cd kibana-6.3.2-darwin-x86_64



3.Visit kibana, http://localhost:5601, you will see the dashboard, next we will enable 30-day-trail license.

3.1.Click Management on left menu

3.2.Click License Management

3.3.Click Start trial button

3.4.Click Start my trial button

3.5.Start trail license done


1.Enter elasticsearch directory, execute command as below to generate password for users, please choose one

bin/elasticsearch-setup-passwords interactive(you need to enter password for every user)
bin/elasticsearch-setup-passwords auto(will generate password for users automatically)

2.Enter kibana directory, stop kibana and set username/password in kibana.yml, then start kibana

echo "elasticsearch.username: kibana" >>config/kibana.yml
echo "elasticsearch.password: kibana123" >>config/kibana.yml


3.After finishing all the settings, you will see the login page

4.Enter the username/password which you set in kibana.yml, then you could login success