How to know elastic search installed version from kibana?

Currently I am getting these alerts:

Upgrade Required Your version of Elasticsearch is too old. Kibana requires Elasticsearch 0.90.9 or above.

Can someone tell me if there is a way I can find the exact installed version of ELS?


from the Chrome Rest client make a GET request or curl -XGET 'http://localhost:9200' in console

rest client: http://localhost:9200

    "name": "node",
    "cluster_name": "elasticsearch-cluster",
    "version": {
        "number": "2.3.4",
        "build_hash": "dcxbgvzdfbbhfxbhx",
        "build_timestamp": "2016-06-30T11:24:31Z",
        "build_snapshot": false,
        "lucene_version": "5.5.0"
    "tagline": "You Know, for Search"

where number field denotes the elasticsearch version. Here elasticsearch version is 2.3.4

I would like to add which isn't mentioned in above answers.

From your kibana's dev console, hit following command:


This is similar to accessing localhost:9200 from browser.

Hope this will help someone.

You can check version of ElasticSearch by the following command. It returns some other information also:

curl -XGET 'localhost:9200'

  "name" : "Forgotten One",
  "cluster_name" : "elasticsearch",
  "version" : {
    "number" : "2.3.4",
    "build_hash" : "e455fd0c13dceca8dbbdbb1665d068ae55dabe3f",
    "build_timestamp" : "2016-06-30T11:24:31Z",
    "build_snapshot" : false,
    "lucene_version" : "5.5.0"
  "tagline" : "You Know, for Search"

Here you can see the version number: 2.3.4

Typically Kibana is installed in /opt/logstash/bin/kibana . So you can get the kibana version as follows

/opt/kibana/bin/kibana --version

To check Version of Your Running Kibana,Try this:

Step1. Start your Kibana Service.

Step2. Open Browser and Type below line,


Step3. Go to settings->About

  You can See Version of Your Running kibana.

You can Try this, After starting Service of elasticsearch Type below line in your browser.


     It will give Output Something like that,

           "status" : 200,
           "name" : "Hypnotia",
           "cluster_name" : "elasticsearch",
           "version" : {
           "number" : "1.7.1",
           "build_hash" : "b88f43fc40b0bcd7f173a1f9ee2e97816de80b19",
           "build_timestamp" : "2015-07-29T09:54:16Z",
           "build_snapshot" : false,
            "lucene_version" : "4.10.4"
            "tagline" : "You Know, for Search"

navigate to the folder where you have installed your kibana if you have used yum to install kibana it will be placed in following location by default


then use the following command

bin/kibana --version

If you have installed x-pack to secure elasticseach, the request should contains the valid credential details.

curl -XGET -u "elastic:passwordForElasticUser" 'localhost:9200'

Infact, if the security enabled all the subsequent requests should follow the same pattern (inline credentials should be provided).

The user @manoj has provided the correct answer to the question. From Kibana host, a request to http://localhost:9200/ will not be answered, unless ElasticSearch is also running on the same node. Kibana listens on port 5601 not 9200.

In most cases, except for DEV, ElasticSearch will not be on the same node as Kibana, for a number of reasons. Therefore, to get information about your ElasticSearch from Kibana, you should select the "Dev Tools" tab on the left and in the console issue the command: GET /

Another way to do it on Ubuntu 18.0.4

sudo /usr/share/kibana/bin/kibana --version

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