Kibana 6.0.0 and getting "UI Settings requires the elasticsearch plugin"


Hi all,

I installed Kibana 6.0.0 using .tar.gz option, and I'm getting the following error upon execution:

> [error][status][ui settings] Status changed from uninitialized to red - UI Settings requires the elasticsearch plugin

My Elasticsearch instance is up and running, so I would appreciate your guidance regarding this issue, since I have no idea of what's happening. Also, if I try to access Kibana using a browser, i get the message ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED.

Thanks in advance!

(Thomas Neirynck) #2

hi @zpraxis,

Can you verify the following things first:

  • elasticsearch is the same version as kibana (6.0)
  • elasticsearch is running on port 9200
  • you extracted kibana in a clean folder (so no conflicts with earlier versions of kibana (if any))
  • clean your browser cache



Thanks! It is working now.

I think the causes were the following:

  1. I was attempting to use environment variables in kibana.yml, which is not currently supported. No error about this was printed though. I realized this after some debugging.
  2. I was defining the PID file to be a path instead, because the comment above the attribute say so. This is misleading.

Thanks again!

(system) #4

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