Management is home to UIs for managing all things Elastic Stack— indices, clusters, licenses, UI settings, index patterns, spaces, and more.

Manage Elasticsearchedit

Cross-Cluster Replication

Replicate indices on a remote cluster and copy them to a follower index on a local cluster. This is important for disaster recovery. It also keeps data local for faster queries.

Index Lifecycle Policies

Create a policy for defining the lifecycle of an index as it ages through the hot, warm, cold, and delete phases. Such policies help you control operation costs because you can put data in different resource tiers.

Index Management

View index settings, mappings, and statistics and perform operations, such as refreshing, flushing, and clearing the cache. Practicing good index management ensures that your data is stored cost effectively.

License Management

View the status of your license, start a trial, or install a new license. For the full list of features that are included in your license, see the subscription page.

Remote Clusters

Manage your remote clusters for use with cross-cluster search and cross-cluster replication. You can add and remove remote clusters, and check their connectivity.

Rollup Jobs

Create a job that periodically aggregates data from one or more indices, and then rolls it into a new, compact index. Rollup indices are a good way to store months or years of historical data in combination with your raw data.

Snapshot and Restore

Define a policy that creates, schedules, and automatically deletes snapshots to ensure that you have backups of your cluster in case something goes wrong.


Use transforms to pivot existing Elasticsearch indices into summarized or entity-centric indices.

Upgrade Assistant

Identify the issues that you need to address before upgrading to the next major version of Elasticsearch, and then reindex, if needed.


Detect changes in your data by creating, managing, and monitoring alerts. For example, create an alert when the maximum total CPU usage on a machine goes above a certain percentage.

Manage Kibanaedit

Advanced Settings

Customize Kibana to suit your needs. Change the format for displaying dates, turn on dark mode, set the timespan for notification messages, and much more.

Alerts and Actions

Centrally manage your alerts across Kibana. Create and manage reusable connectors for triggering actions.

Index Patterns

Create and manage the index patterns that help you retrieve your data from Elasticsearch.


Monitor the generation of reports—PDF, PNG, and CSV—and download reports that you previously generated. A report can contain a dashboard, visualization, saved search, or Canvas workpad.

Saved Objects

Copy, edit, delete, import, and export your saved objects. These include dashboards, visualizations, maps, index patterns, Canvas workpads, and more.


Create spaces to organize your dashboards and other saved objects into categories. A space is isolated from all other spaces, so you can tailor it to your needs without impacting others.