WARNING: Version 6.2 of Beats has passed its EOL date.
This documentation is no longer being maintained and may be removed. If you are running this version, we strongly advise you to upgrade. For the latest information, see the current release documentation.
As a general rule, upgrading between minor versions (e.g. 6.x to 6.y, where x < y) can be done by simply installing the new release and restarting the Beat process, because the Beats keep backwards compatibility when it comes to configuration and exported fields. Please review the release notes for potential exceptions.
Upgrading between non-consecutive major versions (e.g. 1.x to 6.x) is not supported. If you are on version 1.x of the Beats, we recommend first upgrading to 5.6.