Install plugins on Logstash and Kibana

Before running the commands shown on this page, you should load the Bitnami stack environment by executing the installdir/use_APPNAME script (Linux and MacOS) or by clicking the shortcut in the Start Menu under “Start -> Bitnami APPNAME Stack -> Application console” (Windows). On OS X VMs, the installation directory is /opt/bitnami and OS X VM users can click the “Open Terminal” button to run commands. Learn more about the Bitnami stack environment and about OS X VMs.

Install plugins on Logstash

Logstash supports input, filter, codec and output plugins. These are available as self-contained gems ( You can install, uninstall and upgrade plugins using the Command Line Interface (CLI) invocations described below:

  • Install a plugin:

    $ cd installdir/logstash
    $ bin/logstash-plugin install PLUGIN
  • Update a plugin:

    $ bin/logstash-plugin update PLUGIN
  • List all installed plugins:

    $ bin/logstash-plugin list
  • Uninstall a plugin (for Logstash <= 2.4 versions):

    $ bin/logstash-plugin uninstall PLUGIN

Install plugins on Kibana

Add-on functionality for Kibana is implemented with plug-in modules.

  • Install a plugin:

    $ cd installdir/kibana
    $ bin/kibana-plugin install ORG/PLUGIN/VERSION
  • List all installed plugins:

    $ bin/kibana-plugin list
  • Remove a plugin:

    $ bin/kibana-plugin remove PLUGIN

You can also install a plugin manually by moving the plugin file to the plugins directory and unpacking the plugin files into a new directory.

Last modification September 5, 2018