Mapping Error in Kibana 5.6.x

Hi everyone,

We have a problem after an upgrade from Elasticsearch and Kibana 5.4.2 to 5.6.0. We updated kibana index in order to have compatibility with Elastic 6.x by the new utility in Kibana.

After that, we got the next exception:

[2017-09-21T16:37:07,992][DEBUG][o.e.a.a.i.m.p.TransportPutMappingAction] [name_machine] failed to put mappings on indices [[[.kibana-6/txg1pewhRB-OTDp4_c6Uew]]], type [url]
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: [url] is defined as a field in mapping [url] but this name is already used for an object in other types

We tried to upgrade 5.6.1 and the same problem happens. Kibana doesn't work however Elastic seems fine.

Any idea?

Thanks in advance


There is an issue where the original Kibana index was created without dynamic mapping disabled. This breaks the compatibility fallback. We're currently working on a fix for this you would be able to run. Apologies for any inconvenience.


Hi Tyler,

Thanks for your answer :slight_smile:. Is there any way to fix it easily?

Thanks in advance,


I also occurred this error.

you must upgrade to 5.6.1

and fix it refer below url

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Hi Park,

We upgraded to Elasticsearch and Kibana 5.6.1 and this kind of error continues. Moreover, in the post which you sent me, Benpoizin has the same error (at the end of the post).


Thanks, @RdrgPorto. My updated/detailed post is over here.. But it's the exact same issue you describe in this thread.

@tsmalley, any ETA on the fix? I'd like to get this in before the weekend.

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Fixed mine using the instructions in this thread.

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Thanks Ben :smile: ,


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