So the kibana logs showed a permissions error unpacking phantom.js, a little further digging showed that the /var/lib/kibana directory needed permissions changing
So things start successfully now with the odd instance of every now and again of:
[o.e.c.m.MetaDataIndexTemplateService] [es-node01] adding template [kibana_index_template:.kibana] for index patterns [.kibana]
This was a clean CentOS7 install using yum updates only using the install docs
Hope this helps someone if they come across this
Upgraded to ES 6.7.1 (CentOS7) and that worked after removing the geo-ip plugin. When starting kibana the following is logged continually
[INFO ][o.e.c.m.MetaDataIndexTemplateService] [es-node01] adding template [.management-beats] for index patterns [.management-beats]
Have deleted the templates and when restarting ES the metricbeat,filebeat and apm index patterns are re-created without issue.
To add that Kibana never gets any further than this and I have left for 15mins to see if anything progressed.
Can anyone shed any light on this at all please?