Kibana - Unable to fetch mapping

(Marek) #1

Hi all,
I am a total noob in the elk stack...
I have deployed the docker container sebp/elk:latest and wanted to configure it but when I open the kibana url, I am thrown on a screen saying "No default index pattern. You must select or create one to continue." and there is a greyed out button "Unable to fetch mapping. Do you have indices matching the pattern?". I looked around the internet for a possible solution but nothing pushed me forwards to resolve it.
Could anyone please help me to fix this? Why the indicies were not loaded?


(Peter Dyson) #2

Right, so when you first rig an Elastic stack and go to Kibana, it will ask you to set an index pattern to look for suggesting logstash-*

If you have no data in your cluster yet, there won't be any indices.

You need to get logstash to load some data in then you'll have something for Kibana to look at.

Or if you're loading custom data in (ie, not standard logstash time based data) then you can configure an index pattern to match the index you will add in yourself for Kibana to look at).

What are you looking to test/try with the Elastic Stack?

Take a look at the logstash guide to get started:

(system) #3