WARNING: Version 4.6 of Kibana has passed its EOL date.
This documentation is no longer being maintained and may be removed. If you are running this version, we strongly advise you to upgrade. For the latest information, see the current release documentation.
Your existing Kibana version is generally compatible with the next minor version release of Elasticsearch. This means you should upgrade your Elasticsearch cluster(s) before or at the same time as Kibana. We cannot guarantee compatibility between major version releases so in those cases both Elasticsearch and Kibana must be upgraded together.
To upgrade Kibana:
Create a snapshot
of the existing
Back up the
Take note of the Kibana plugins that are installed:
bin/kibana plugin --liston 4.x versions of Kibana.
bin/kibana-plugin liston 5.x versions of Kibana.
To upgrade from an Archive File:
- Extract the new version of Kibana into a different directory. See steps below.
- Migrate any custom configuration from your old kibana.yml to your new one
- Follow other steps below to complete the new installation.
- Once the new version is fully configured and working with required plugins, remove the previous version of Kibana
To upgrade using linux packages:
If upgrading from Kibana 4.5.3 or older:
Uninstall the existing Kibana package:
apt-get remove kibanaor
yum remove kibana. There have been some installer issues between various versions of Kibana so uninstalling and reinstalling is safer than an upgrade from older versions of Kibana.
- Uninstall the existing Kibana package:
From package repository:
Update to the latest minor version repo appropriate for your distro, e.g.
Update the package list:
apt-get install kibanaor
yum update kibana
- Update to the latest minor version repo appropriate for your distro, e.g.
From RPM or DEB distributions:
- Download and install the latest package for your distro