Upgrading Kibanaedit

Important

Before upgrading Kibana:

  • Consult the breaking changes docs.
  • Test upgrades in a dev environment before upgrading your production servers.
  • Backup your data using the Elasticsearch snapshots feature. You cannot roll back to an earlier version unless you have a backup of your data.
  • If you are using custom plugins, check that a compatible version is available.

Depending on which version of Kibana you’re upgrading from, the upgrade process will vary. Please consult the following table to determine which process you should follow:

Upgrade From Upgrade To Supported Upgrade Type

3.x

5.x

New installation

4.0 or 4.1

5.x

Standard upgrade & reindex

4.x >= 4.2

5.x

Standard upgrade

5.0.0 pre GA

5.x

Standard upgrade & reindex

5.x

5.y

Standard upgrade (where y > x)

5.x

6.x

Standard upgrade & Reindex transformation

6.x

6.y

Standard upgrade (where y > x)

Note

Saved searches, visualizations, and dashboards created in Kibana 4.x or 5.x can be generally imported into 6.x.