Kibana in yellow state with error "plugin:opendistro_security@6.8.1 Setting up index template" in OpenShift Container Platform 4

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  • We noticed once in a while a yellow status in kibana after the Cluster Logging Stack is updated automatically. This is happening since we started using CLuster Logging version 4.5 and above.
  • When restarting kibana it becomes unusable and is reporting plugin:opendistro_security@6.8.1 Setting up index template. Applying the solution from Kibana status is Yellow in OpenShift 4.5 does not help.
  • Seems Kibana status is Yellow in OpenShift 4.5 does not resolve the problem with kibana being in yellow state.


  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (RHOCP) 4
  • Red Hat OpenShift Logging
    • 5.0
    • 5.1
    • 5.2

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