Upgrading APM Serveredit

We do our best to keep APM Server backwards compatible between minor releases. However, check out the breaking changes section for exceptions.

Before upgrading:

When ready to actually upgrade your APM Server between minor versions, simply install the new release.

Ensure the configuration file apm-server.yml is configured properly again according to your needs. Be aware of newly added configuration options and their default settings. Also check out the documentation for configuration to read more about available configuration options.

If you set up index patterns and dashboards manually by running ./apm-server setup, rerun the command to update the index pattern and the dashboards.

When everything is properly configured and updated, start the APM server.

When you start the APM server after upgrading, it creates new indices that use the current version, and applies the correct template automatically.