Elasticsearch 5.11 does not work with Kibana 4.2.2 (Windows)

I have installed Elasticsearch latest version (yesterday) and latest version of Kibana today and I do not get that nice dashboard I see in the videos. I have started each (ES and then KB) and when I go to localhost:5601 I get the error below with status of red (everything else is fine). I have done a some research online and I find many different causes / solutions but nothing that appears to match my problem (I am on Windows 8). Did I download from the wrong place? Anything else I can do? It appears ES 5.1.1 does not work at all with KB 4.2.2 Thank you for any help!

This version of Kibana requires Elasticsearch ^2.2.0 on all nodes. I found the following incompatible nodes in your cluster: Elasticsearch v5.1.1 @ undefined (

Hi Paul,

The 5.x builds of the Elastic stack products are all on a synchronous release schedule. So Kibana 5.1.1 (https://www.elastic.co/downloads/kibana) was released with Elasticsearch 5.1.1 (https://www.elastic.co/downloads/elasticsearch).

The versions should generally be compatible to the major.minor version level (so any 5.1.x version of Kibana should work with any 5.1.x version of Elasticsearch) but may log warnings if they don't match down to the major.minor.patch level.

If you look here https://www.elastic.co/support/matrix#show_compatibility and go down to "Supported Kibana Versions" you see that Kibana 4.2.x is rather old at this point (and requires Elasticsearch 2.0 or maybe as late as 2.2).


Ugh, a silly mistake on my point and thank you very much for pointing this out. This is dues to clumsy Google searches and perhaps not an uncommon mistake so maybe this post will be useful for some. I will download the proper versions and give it a go. Thank you again!

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