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The monitor refers to the services required for retention, querying, and presentation. The monitor will install Elasticsearch and Kibana.

⚠️ Logstash, is an optional component that can be installed separately, however we currently don't provide an automated integration strategy with Logstash. Meaning, if you wish to have agents forward to Logstash, you will need to create your own input and output pipelines.

  1. Install Elasticsearch and Kibana on the same physical instance. This is the simplest option, and in most situations the best one. Use these hardware guidelines as a starting place.

  2. Install Elasticsearch and Kibana on separate instances. Setup Elasticsearch for authentication to Kibana. This might be a good option if you want Elasticsearch running in a different network segment.