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

(Marc) #1

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

(kulkarni) #2

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


(Marc) #3

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.

(Robert Cowart) #4

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


(Marc) #5

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

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

(system) #6

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