New for Elastic Cloud Enterprise version 1.0.0-beta1:
An installer that can run with sensible defaults for many installations. Gone are the prompts during installation that had you rifling through our documentation … but if you do need more control, we now support additional installation parameters, such as custom JVM settings. We’ve also provided more installation examples in our documentation, so you can get your highly available installation up and running more quickly. To learn more, see The
- Installation in air-gapped environments. If your hosts have no internet access or only limited network access, the Elastic Cloud Enterprise installer can now be used in a completely disconnected environment. To learn more, see Offline Installation (Without Internet Access).
- Centralized monitoring and log aggregation, allowing you to monitor your entire Elastic Cloud Enterprise installation. We use Filebeat and Metricbeat to collect logs and monitoring metrics for Elastic Cloud Enterprise, ship them to a centralized Elasticsearch cluster, and neatly roll them up into Kibana dashboards. Yes, we are drinking our own Champagne here, so that you can monitor your installation and investigate operational issues with familiar tools. Want to know if your proxies are close to being maxed out or where specific user requests are coming from? Or what about detecting that a cluster has exceeded its quotas? We make it easy to find the information. To learn more, see Monitor Your Installation.
- A RESTful API to roll your own automation. Many of you have asked about our API for Elastic Cloud Enterprise and some of you have even gone so far as to macgyver our Cloud UI to get a headstart. Wait no more, the official API is here and we’ve provided enough reference information to get you started on your own automation journey. To learn more, see API Reference.
- Support for custom TLS/SSL certificates. If your organization uses custom security certificates, you’ve probably been waiting for this. You can now install your own TLS/SSL certificates and connect securely to Elastic Cloud Enterprise using the HTTPS protocol. To learn more, see Manage Security Certificates.
- Elasticsearch and Kibana 5.2. Get the latest and greatest release of Elasticsearch and Kibana, with awesome features like heatmap visualizations, date range queries, searchquery profiler, tribe node support in Kibana, and more. To learn more, see Elasticsearch 5.2.0 released.
- On top of all these new features, we’ve also become more proficient at what hardware and software prerequisites work best. There’s better guidance on what you need to get started and more information about installing Elastic Cloud Enterprise in specific environments, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).