Upgrading Your Elastic Stack to 5.0

Version 5.0 introduces many new features and improvements across all components of the Elastic Stack. From a new scripting language for Elasticsearch to a new monitoring API for Logstash to a more colorific and eye-pleasing Kibana to a new Beat for gathering infrastructure metrics, there are many compelling reasons to upgrade your Elastic Stack to 5.0. In this video, Pius and Chris walk through the considerations, best practices and caveats for upgrading your Elastic Stack to 5.0.

Highlights include:

  • Full Elastic Stack upgrade order
  • Upgrading from 2.x
    • Demo: Elasticsearch migration plugin
    • Demo: Deprecation logging
  • Upgrading from 1.x
  • Upgrading on Elastic Cloud
  • Best practices and caveats using real-world examples

Additional resources: Upgrading the Elastic Stack

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Chris Earle

Chris is the Monitoring Lead for X-Pack. He is based outside of Washington DC. When Chris isn't helping Elastic's subscribers fine-tune their deployment he helps train the next generation as a part-time lecturer at Johns Hopkins University. Before joining Elastic, he was at Boeing and Grove Software developing software and pushing API design. Chris is a regular participant on StackOverflow and the Elastic Discuss community.


Pius Fung

Pius is one of the founding members of the Elastic Support team based in San Jose, CA. Prior to Elastic, Pius was a support lead at Oracle (Endeca) and Rockwell Automation. Apart from helping customers resolve production and development issues, Pius enjoys developing CRM integration tools. He is also proficient in finding pearl (boba) tea with the best balance of tea, milk and sugar.