Upgrade to v2.xedit

The following is a guide on upgrading your Node.js agent from version 1.x to version 2.x.

Overviewedit

Version 2.0.0 of the Node.js agent requires version 6.5 of the APM Server or higher and makes use of the new HTTP intake API.

The new agent supports Node.js 6, 8, and 10+.

The format of the error ID’s have changed from a UUID4 to a hex formatted random 128 bit number. Likewise, the format of the transaction ID’s have changed from a UUID4 to a hex formatted random 64 bit number.

Config optionsedit

Configuration orderedit

The Node.js agent can be configured using a combination of inline config options, environment variables, and a config file. Many config options also have default values. The order in which these are applied has changed in 2.0.0.

In 1.x the order in which config options overruled each other was (higher overwrites lower):

The new order in 2.0.0 is (higher overwrites lower):

Changed unitsedit

In 1.x, the config option abortedErrorThreshold expected a millisecond value. In 2.0.0 the default time unit is seconds. If you’d like to keep using milliseconds, you need to specify the unit, e.g: 1500ms.

In 1.x, all boolean config options could be configured using the strings on, yes, 1, etc., to mean true with similar values representing false. In 2.0.0 this has been restricted, and only the strings true and false will be interpreted as the boolean equivalent.

Removed config optionsedit

The following config options have been removed in version 2.0.0:

Name

Note

flushInterval

Use apiRequestTime instead. Note that this option has a slightly different meaning as the intake API has changed.

maxQueueSize

Use apiRequestSize instead. Note that this option has a slightly different meaning as the intake API has changed.

Agent APIedit

The agent.addFilter() callback is called with a different payload in 2.0.0 (see docs for details).

Note

While the addFilter() function is still called for all types of data sent to the APM Server, three new filter functions have been added in 2.0.0 as well: agent.addErrorFilter(), agent.addTransactionFilter(), and agent.addSpanFilter(), called only for errors, transactions, and spans respectively.

The previously undocumented method span.offsetTime() has been removed in 2.0.0.

The previously undocumented transaction.buildSpan() method has been replaced with transaction.startSpan(name, type) in 2.0.0.

The agent.buildSpan(name, type) and span.start(name, type) methods have been removed in 2.0.0. They have been replaced by agent.startSpan(name, type).