I have an existing ES cluster which I have used for a couple of years and finally got around to installing Kibana. Cluster has been used as backend for applications until now so we generally do not make ad hoc searches.
ES is at 6.8.8 and i installed the equivalent version of kibana.
When I connect to my new kibana instance I get "We noticed that you don't have any data in your cluster."
Clearly I am missing something fundamental. The cluster hosts over 300 indexes. I have been through the kibana config file but there is no reference to cluster name.
I have just noticed that no "kibana" index has been created.