Enable Kibanaedit

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:

  1. For Elasticsearch versions before 5.0: Make sure you have Shield enabled.
  2. Log in to the Elasticsearch Service Console.
  3. Select your deployment on the home page in the Elasticsearch Service card or go to the deployments page.

    Narrow your deployments by name, ID, or choose from several other filters. To customize your view, use a combination of filters, or change the format from a grid to a list.

  4. From your deployment menu, go to the Kibana page.
  5. Select 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 select Enable, so if you get an error message when you first access the endpoint URL, wait a bit and try again.


For Elasticsearch 2.4 and later: Reporting is available in Elasticsearch Service and enables you generate reports that contain Kibana dashboards, visualizations, and saved searches. For more information, check getting started with reporting.