Error starting Dev Environment Kibana5-alpha4


I have and error when I try to start a dev environment of Kibana 5 - alpha4.

Following the github instructions (, when i go to localhost:5601, the console give me 2 errors and nothing is displayed on the screen (Discover, Visualize, Dashboard and Managment dont show anything).

The error:
https://localhost:5601/qtn/elasticsearch/.kibana/index-pattern/_search?fields= Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 400 (Bad Request)

Error: [illegal_argument_exception] The parameter [fields] is not longer supported, please use [stored_fields] to retrieve stored fields or _source filtering if the field is not stored at respond (elasticsearch.angular.js:65304) at checkRespForFailure (elasticsearch.angular.js:65263) at elasticsearch.angular.js:63781 at processQueue (angular.js:14745) at angular.js:14761 at Scope.$eval (angular.js:15989) at Scope.$digest (angular.js:15800) at Scope.$apply (angular.js:16097) at done (angular.js:10546) at completeRequest (angular.js:10744)

And the screenshots:


Hi David,

i am having the same issue, but i can offer a workaround until this is fixed:

  • download elasticsearch alpha4 package
  • run bin/elasticsearch to start it (unzip first ofcourse)
  • now from your kibana dev folder start kibana with npm start

so basically you are skiping npm script which downloads latest elasticsearch version and starts it for you.

let me know if this works for you.

regards, Peter

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Thank you very much Peter, the problem has been solved!!