Building a SIEM with Suricata, Elasticsearch and Kibana

I was following a guide on how to build a SIEM How To Build A SIEM with Suricata and Elastic Stack on Ubuntu 20.04. However, I ran into an error during the installation of Filebeat (Step 4 of the tutorial).

After running the following command:

$ sudo filebeat setup

I ran into the following error:

Exiting: error connecting to Kibana: fail to get the Kibana version: HTTP GET request to fails: invalid character 'K' looking for beginning of value. Response: Kibana server is not ready yet.

Any ideas on how to resolve this problem? Thanks in advance.

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Bobby Iliev
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October 14, 2022

Hi there,

Based on the output that you’ve shared it sounds like the Kibana service is not up and running yet.

Can you check the status of the service with:

systemctl start kibana.service

Also what version of Kibana did you install?



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