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Using Kibana to Troubleshoot Searching Issue In WebCenter Content With Elasticsearch (Doc ID 2715329.1)

Last updated on MARCH 22, 2024

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Content - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


We can use Elasticsearch to search documents stored in Oracle WebCenter Content (WCC). (Elasticsearch support is available since WCC + Bundle Patch
This document introduces some useful features in Kibana  to diagnose the Elasticsearch environment.

Kibana and Elasticsearch are not an Oracle Product, they are open source softwares.  This document is provided for educational purposes only and the Kibana product is not specifically supported by Oracle Support Services.  It has been tested internally, however, and works as documented.  We do not guarantee that it will work as described, in your environment.  Be sure to test it in your environment before relying on it in a Production setting.


Kibana is an open source data visualization dashboard for Elasticsearch. It provides visualization capabilities on top of the content indexed on an Elasticsearch cluster. It can be used for searching, viewing, and visualizing data indexed in Elasticsearch and analyzing the data through the creation of bar charts, pie charts, tables, histograms, and maps. A dashboard view combines these visual elements to then be shared via browser to provide real-time analytical views into large data volumes in support of use cases such as:

Kibana's document is here:

Troubleshooting Steps

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In this Document
Troubleshooting Steps
 Install and Configure Kibana
 Download Kibana
 Configuring Kibana for ES access
 Launch Kibana
 Add index patterns
 Troubleshoot with Kibana
 View documents stored into Elasticsearch indices
 Call Elasticsearch REST API (check health, search, ...)
 Look at details of indices

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