Elastic Cloud Enterprise 2.2.0edit

New for Elastic Cloud Enterprise 2.2.0:

  • Role-based access control. Go beyond the existing predefined admin and readonly users with new pre-configured roles. To make Elastic Cloud Enterprise even more secure, you can now also authenticate users against a SAML identity provider or LDAP server. Check Configure role-based access control.

    • Platform viewer — Provides view-only permissions to the platform and hosted deployments, similar to the readonly user in previous Elastic Cloud Enterprise versions.
    • Deployments manager — Creates and manages platform deployments, but is unable to access platform-level deployment operations and resources.
    • Deployments viewer — Provides view-only permissions to deployments.
  • Cross cluster search (CCS) UI. To connect and enable search capabilities across all of your Elastic Cloud Enterprise-managed clusters, you can now leverage the new CCS UI and deployment templates. Check Enable cross-cluster search and cross-cluster replication.
  • Support for the index lifecycle management (ILM) feature of the Elastic Stack. If you are using the Elastic Stack 6.7 or later, ILM provides an integrated and streamlined way to manage time-based data, making it easier to follow best practices for managing your indices. For example: You can automate how Elastic Cloud Enterprise manages indices and apply operations, such as index relocation, force merging, and index shrinking. Check Configure index management.
  • Elasticsearch keystore support. Securely store sensitive settings, such as credentials for blob store repositories access from Elasticsearch. Check Secure your settings.
  • Ansible playbooks for installation and management. To easily install and manage Elastic Cloud Enterprise, use our new Ansible playbook. Check Install ECE with Ansible.
  • Support for 7.0. Add the Elastic Stack 7.0 pack to your environment and upgrade your clusters to 7.0. If you’re upgrading from 6.7 to 7.0, you can use the rolling upgrade with zero downtime. Check Upgrade to Elasticsearch 7.x.

Improvements for Elastic Cloud Enterprise 2.2.0 include:

  • Reduced number of ZooKeeper connections. Cluster that use 6.7 and later no longer directly connect to ZooKeeper, helping to make your platform much more scalable.
  • Upgraded system cluster. To enable the infrastructure monitoring and logging apps in Kibana, you must upgrade your system clusters to 6.6. This upgrade allows you to monitor and view logs and metrics for Elastic Cloud Enterprise hosts and containers.

What’s changededit

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) end of life. The official end-of-life (EOL) from Canonical for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) is April 2019, and so it’s time to say goodbye to this version of Ubuntu. After the EOL, Elastic will no longer be able to support you fully, if your ECE installation runs on Ubuntu 14.04. We strongly recommend that you upgrade to a fully supported version, such as Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus). You can either perform host maintenance to upgrade your hosts or prepare new hosts and reinstall ECE on them.

Bug fixesedit

Elastic Cloud Enterprise 2.2.0 includes the following bug fixes:

  • View a list of clusters that you want to monitor. When you enable monitoring on an Elasticsearch cluster, the drop-down list of clusters that currently accept monitoring traffic now appears.
  • Successfully create a snapshot repository. The regionID value is now sent to the API, which allows you to successfully create a snapshot repository.
  • RESTful API container searches now work. When you use the RESTful API, container searches by ID are now compatible with Elasticsearch version 6.0 admin clusters.

Release date: April 10, 2019