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Installing Kibana as a windows service

For Kibana(part of the ELK) stack no out-of-the-box script exists to install and run it as a windows service. (This in contrast to ElasticSearch which has a batch file that allows you to install it as a windows service).

As a workaround you can use NSSM; the Non-Sucking Service Manager.

With NSSM you can take any executable and run it as a windows service.

Here are the steps to use it:

  • Download NSSM.
  • Extract the zip and put the nssm.exe executable on a location of your choice.
  • Run nssm install <servicename> ; .e.g. nssm install kibana
  • This will open up a configuration window where you can specify the executable you want to run and configure some other service related settings

  • Click on Install service.

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