Upgrade from ES/Kibana 6.1.1 to 6.2.2 (No default index pattern.)

Downloaded ElasticSearch and Kibana 6.2.2 and copied across the existing 6.1.1 config/ and data/ folders to the new installation. ES looks fine but Kibana seems to be confused:

"No default index pattern. You must select or create one to continue."

It's not clear to me what this message means or what I should do about it.

Has Kibana "forgotten" which index (namely .kibana) it uses to store it's settings?

Index Status in ES:
health status index uuid pri rep docs.count docs.deleted store.size pri.store.size
yellow open .kibana-6 azxxxxETNKIXRuxxxxxxXA 1 1 332 23 317.3kb 317.3kb

Have you tried following the steps of migrating the Kibana index as well? https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/kibana/current/migrating-6.0-index.html


Yes, I did that when we upgraded from 5.5 to 6.1.1 - see our .kibana-6 index mappings:

Note: we have been running 6.1.1 successfully for some months now.

Are you saying we need to do the same steps when upgrading to 6.2.2? I ask because it says "In order to migrate to Kibana 6, your Kibana index needs to be reindexed." which is not the case with us: we have Kibana 6.

Just select the Index Patterns that you want to be the default and click on the star to make it the default.


OK, did that. That seems to have solved it.

It's not clear from the docs what a "default index" actually is.

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