We do our best to keep APM Server backward compatible between minor releases. However, check out the breaking changes section for exceptions.
- Review the APM Server release notes and breaking changes for changes between your current APM Server version and the one you are upgrading to.
- Visit the general APM release highlights and breaking changes for highlights and important changes.
- Check the Elastic Stack Installation and Upgrade Guide for guidance on how to upgrade your Elastic Stack.
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.
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.