Upgrading APM Serveredit

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

Before upgrading:

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

You’ll want to take a look at the apm-server.yml configuration file after installing a new release. There may be newly added configuration options, and you’ll want to be aware of their default settings. See Configuring APM Server for more information on 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.