Using Kibana, Logstash and Filebeat with older version of ElasticSearch

I am already using ElasticSearch 5.0, without using the full stack.
I would like to install Kibana, Logstash and Filebeat, and reuse the same instance of ElasticSearch.

Is there a version dependency? Can I use Kibana / Logstash / Filebeat with an ElasticSearch 5.0 backend?

Hi @obodard,

You'll want to install the same version of each product.

See for more information

Thaks a lot for your quick answer. The matrix helps a lot, but according to it, it seems I should use Logstash and FileBeat 5.6.4, but match Kibana 5.0.0

Compatibility with Elasticsearch (5.x, 6.x)
Elasticsearch 5.0.x
Kibana 5.0.x
Beats* 1.3.x-5.6.x
Logstash* 2.4.x-5.6.x

  • We recommend running the latest version of Beats, Logstash, and ES-Hadoop; earlier versions will work with reduced functionality.

Cool, yea then I'd use whatever the matrix recommends. The most important part is the same major version and usually we recommend the same minor/patch too, but not always.

Good luck!

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