How to upgrade (and why)
Upgrading your Elastic deployments gives you the latest and greatest features available to Elastic customers.
Step by step upgrading
How Elastic can help
Take advantage of a number of benefits that come with upgrading to the latest version of Elastic, including significant performance improvements, groundbreaking new features, bug fixes, security updates, and running on a supported version.
Product End of Life (EOL) policy
As new versions are released, older versions reach their end of life at a regular cadence. This has implications on the level of support we can offer should issues arise.
Security and bug fixes
Bugs happen. Our testers and huge community of users help us find them and they get fixed. Upgrading to the latest version fixes these bugs.
New security issues can be submitted and reviewed at our security issues page. For Elastic Cloud users, security patches are applied by Elastic automatically.
New features and performance improvements
The performance of our products is constantly increasing so you can search faster, use less memory, and access cheaper storage.
Alongside continual Elastic Stack performance improvements, many newly released features improve the user experience for our key solutions — Enterprise Search, Observability, and Security.