When installing the Elastic Stack, you must use the same version across the entire stack. For example, if you are using Elasticsearch 8.6.2, you install Beats 8.6.2, APM Server 8.6.2, Elasticsearch Hadoop 8.6.2, Kibana 8.6.2, and Logstash 8.6.2.
If you’re upgrading an existing installation, see Upgrading the Elastic Stack for information about how to ensure compatibility with 8.6.2.
Install the Elastic Stack products you want to use in the following order:
- Elasticsearch (install instructions)
- Kibana (install)
- Logstash (install)
- Beats (install instructions)
- APM (install instructions)
- Elasticsearch Hadoop (install instructions)
Installing in this order ensures that the components each product depends on are in place.
Installing on Elastic Cloudedit
Our hosted Elasticsearch Service is available on AWS, GCP, and Azure, and you can try it for free.
Installing on Elastic Cloud is easy: a single click creates an Elasticsearch cluster configured to the size you want, with or without high availability. The subscription features are always installed, so you automatically have the ability to secure and monitor your cluster. Kibana is enabled automatically, and a number of popular plugins are readily available.
Some Elastic Cloud features can be used only with a specific subscription. For more information, see https://www.elastic.co/pricing/.
Intro to Kibana
ELK for Logs & Metrics