If you use an Elasticsearch version before 5.0 or if your deployment didn’t include a Kibana instance initially, use these instructions to enable Kibana first. For new Elasticsearch clusters that use version 5.0 and later, we automatically create a Kibana instance for you that you can access directly. The use of Kibana is included with your subscription.
To enable Kibana on your deployment:
- For Elasticsearch versions before 5.0: Make sure you have Shield enabled.
On the Deployments page, select your deployment.
Narrow the list of the deployments by name, ID, or choose from several other filters. Use a combination of them to further define the list.
- From your deployment menu, go to the Kibana page.
- Click Enable.
Enabling Kibana provides you with an endpoint URL, where you can access Kibana. It can take a short while to provision Kibana right after you click Enable, so if you get an error message when you first click the endpoint URL, wait a bit and try again.
For Elasticsearch 2.4 and later: Reporting is available in Elastic Cloud and enables you generate reports that contain Kibana dashboards, visualizations, and saved searches. For more information, see getting started with reporting.