Introduction

Welcome to the getting started guide for Skedler Reports Plugin. We will go through the key steps required to install and setup Skedler Reports plugin, and generate automated reports.

Prerequisite

On-premise application of Skedler Reports should be up running. Refer Skedler Reports Installation Guide

Installation

If the server in which you are installing Skedler Reports plugin has an internet connection, use Online Installation. If the server in which you are installing Skedler Reports plugin does not have an internet connection, use Offline Installation.

Online Installation

Copy the URL of the Skedler Reports plugin matching your exact Kibana version from here.

  • Stop Kibana

  • Goto Kibana installation directory, consider Kibana installation directory as $kibana_home

  • Execute the command as shown below:

For Linux,

bin/kibana-plugin install https://www.skedler.com/plugins/skedler-reports-plugin/skedler-reports-kibana-plugin-<kibana_version>-<skedler_reports_plugin_version>.zip
 
For example, if the Kibana v7.3.0 and Skedler Reports plugin v4.4.0,
bin/kibana-plugin install  https://www.skedler.com/plugins/skedler-reports-plugin/skedler-reports-kibana-plugin-7.3.0-4.4.0.zip

For Windows,

bin\kibana-plugin.bat install https://www.skedler.com/plugins/skedler-reports-plugin/skedler-reports-kibana-plugin-<kibana_version>-<skedler_reports_plugin_version>.zip
 
For example, if the Kibana v7.3.0 and Skedler Reports plugin v4.4.0,
bin\kibana-plugin.bat install  https://www.skedler.com/plugins/skedler-reports-plugin/skedler-reports-kibana-plugin-7.3.0-4.4.0.zip

Offline Installation

You can download the Skedler Reports plugin matching your exact Kibana version from here.

  • Stop Kibana

  • Goto Kibana installation directory, consider Kibana installation directory as $kibana_home
  • Execute the command as shown below:

For Linux,

bin/kibana-plugin install file:///some/local/path/skedler-reports-kibana-plugin-<kibana_ version>-<skedler_reports_plugin_version>.zip
 
For example if the Kibana v7.3.0 and Skedler Reports plugin v4.4.0,
bin/kibana-plugin install file:///opt/local/skedler-reports-kibana-plugin-7.3.0-4.4.0.zip

For Windows,

bin\kibana-plugin.bat install file:\\\some\local\path\skedler-reports-kibana-plugin-<kibana_version>-<skedler_reports_plugin_version>.zip
 
For example if the Kibana v7.3.0 and Skedler Reports plugin v4.4.0,
bin\kibana-plugin.bat install  file:\\\C:\source\skedler-reports-kibana-plugin-7.3.0-4.4.0.zip

Configuration

Once the Skedler Reports plugin is installed, configure the Skedler Reports URL to connect to the Skedler Reports server.

  • Goto Kibana installation directory, consider Kibana installation directory as $kibana_home
  • cd $kibana_home/plugins/skedler/config
  • To edit the configuration file skedler_reports.yml, run the command below:
For Linux, sudo nano $kibana_home/plugins/skedler/config/skedler_reports.yml
For Windows, Open skedler_reports.yml file using Wordpad or Notepad


URL Configuration

Configure the Skedler Reports server URL in the skedler_reports_url variable. By default, the variable is set as shown below,

skedler_reports_url: “http://localhost:3000”


Basic Auth Configuration

If the Skedler Reports server URL requires basic authentication, For example, Nginx, uncomment and configure the skedler_username and skedler_password with the basic authentication credentials as shown below:

skedler_username: <user>
skedler_password: <pass>

Start Kibana

Start Kibana, it will start optimizing and caching browser bundles. This process may take a few minutes and cannot be skipped. After the plugin is installed and optimized, Kibana will be up running.

Access Skedler Reports Plugin

In the Kibana home page, you will find the Skedler Reports in the left panel as shown below,


Click on the “Skedler Reports” to access Skedler Reports UI


Proceed to the steps outlined below in the Basic Setup section.