Breaking Changesedit

7.16edit

The following breaking changes were introduced in 7.16:

  • Removed unused stacktrace/frame monitoring counters 5984
  • Removed unused support for top-level metricsets and metricset tags for RUMv3 6065
  • Removed apm-server.mode configuration, and "experimental" fields 6086
  • transaction.sampled is now only set for sampled transactions 6066
  • Unknown metrics are dropped when transaction.* or span.* are present in a metricset 6111
  • Removed metricset.period from service_destination metrics 6111
  • Removed http.request.socket fields 6152
  • Removed unused transaction.duration.{count,sum.us} metric fields 6180
  • Removed ProcessPending self-instrumentation events 6243
  • Removed warm phase from default ILM policy 6322
  • Removed unused transaction.breakdown.count metric field 6366
  • [experimental] This breaking change applies to the experimental tail-based sampling feature. Changed apm-server.sampling.tail.events.* metrics semantics 6273
  • [experimental] This breaking change applies to the experimental tail-based sampling feature. Removed apm-server.sampling.tail.storage_dir config 6236

7.15edit

The following breaking changes were introduced in 7.15:

  • network.connection_type is now network.connection.type 5671
  • transaction.page and error.page no longer recorded 5872
  • [experimental] This breaking change applies to the experimental tail-based sampling feature. apm-server.sampling.tail now requires apm-server.data_streams.enabled 5952
  • [beta] This breaking change applies to the beta APM integration. The traces-sampled-* data stream is now traces-apm.sampled-* 5952

7.14edit

There are no breaking changes in APM Server.

7.13edit

There are no breaking changes in APM Server.

7.12edit

There are three breaking changes to be aware of; these changes only impact users ingesting data with Jaeger clients.

  • Leading 0s are no longer removed from Jaeger client trace/span ids.

    This change ensures distributed tracing continues to work across platforms by creating consistent, full trace/span IDs from Jaeger clients, Elastic APM agents, and OpenTelemetry SDKs.

  • Jaeger spans will now have a type of "app" where they previously were "custom".

    If the Jaeger span type is not inferred, it will now be "app". This aligns with the OpenTelemetry Collector exporter and improves the functionality of the time spent by span type charts in the APM app.

  • Jaeger spans may now have a more accurate outcome of "unknown".

    Previously, a "success" outcome was assumed when a span didn’t fail. The new default assigns "unknown", and only sets an outcome of "success" or "failure" when the outcome is explicitly known. This change aligns with Elastic APM agents and the OpenTelemetry Collector exporter.

7.11edit

There are no breaking changes in APM Server.

7.10edit

There are no breaking changes in APM Server.

7.9edit

There are no breaking changes in APM Server.

7.8edit

There are no breaking changes in APM Server.

7.7edit

There are no breaking changes in APM Server. However, a previously hardcoded feature is now configurable. Failing to follow these upgrade steps will result in increased span metadata ingestion when upgrading to version 7.7.

7.6edit

There are no breaking changes in APM Server.

7.5edit

The following breaking changes have been introduced in 7.5:

  • Introduced dedicated apm-server.ilm.setup.* flags. This means you can now customize ILM behavior from within the APM Server configuration. As a side effect, setup.template.* settings will be ignored for ILM related templates per event type. See set up ILM for more information.
  • By default, ILM policies will not longer be versioned. All event types will switch to the new default policy: rollover after 30 days or when reaching a size 50gb. See default policy for more information.
  • To make use of all the new features introduced in 7.5, you must ensure you are using version 7.5+ of APM Server and version 7.5+ of Kibana.

7.0edit

The following breaking changes have been introduced in 7.0:

6.5edit

There are no breaking changes in APM Server. Advanced users may find the upgrading to 6.5 guide useful.

6.4edit

The following breaking changes have been introduced in 6.4:

  • Indexing the onboarding document in it’s own index by default.

6.3edit

The following breaking changes have been introduced in 6.3:

  • Indexing events in separate indices by default.

6.2edit

APM Server is now GA (generally available).