Kibana - Marvel waiting for Elasticsearch indefinitely

Hi all,

I have just installed Elasticsearch and Kibana with some plugins.
Between these I have installed Marvel.
No problem during installation, but when i run Kibana i get Yellow status page and this message

And Kibana won't start, no matter how much I wait.
If i try to remove Marvel from Kibana, it starts without problems.

Only one Marvel related info in Kibana logs:
{"type":"log","@timestamp":"2016-09-30T15:15:52Z","tags":["status","plugin:marvel@2.4.1","info"],"pid":13263,"state":"yellow","message":"Status changed from uniniti alized to yellow - Waiting for Elasticsearch","prevState":"uninitialized","prevMsg":"uninitialized"}

However, Marvel-agent is collecting data:

health status index pri rep docs.count docs.deleted store.size
green open .marvel-es-data-1 1 0 3 1 8.4kb 8.4kb
green open .kibana 1 0 1 0 3.1kb 3.1kb
green open .marvel-es-1-2016.09.30 1 0 4762 18 2.1mb 2.1mb


  • OS: CentOS Linux release 7.2.1511 (Core)
  • ES: 2.4.1
  • Kibana: 4.6.1

Any help is appreciated :wink:

The Marvel UI plugin is just waiting for the Elasticsearch plugin to turn green.

In your screenshot, you only show the status of the Marvel plugin. Is the "Elasticsearch" plugin green and say "Kibana index ready"?

Yes Elasticsearch plugin is green.
Here is a screen of the status page, hope you can see well:


Looks like you have a number of other plugins installed. Does Marvel work if it is the only plugin?

Do you see any errors in the Kibana server logs?

Can you share your kibana.yml?

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I reinstalled all plugins one by one, starting with Marvel, checking every time if Kibana was working after the restart.

If I install the Sankey diagram visualization plugin I get the issue:

I could not think of a visualization problem since in the status page the only yellow plugin was Marvel.

Now Kibana is working with Marvel and all other plugins.