Elastic Cloud Enterprise version 1.0.0

Elastic Cloud Enterprise 1.0 is officially GA! This new product lets you provision, monitor, and orchestrate a fleet of Elasticsearch clusters and Kibana instances the way you want, in the environment you choose, from the Cloud UI or the RESTful API.

New for Elastic Cloud Enterprise version 1.0.0:

  • Snapshot repositories are now supported and can be managed for your entire Elastic Cloud Enterprise installation. For 1.0.0, we support AWS S3, with support for additional repositories coming in a future release. When a repository is specified for an Elasticsearch cluster, a snapshot is taken every 30 minutes or at the interval you specify. To learn more, see Manage Snapshot Repositories.
  • Several security enhancements are available:

    • A roles token must now be specified before a new host is allowed to join an existing ECE installation. To make it easier to use roles tokens, a basic token is automatically provided after installation on the first host. For automation purposes, you can also generate new tokens to install ECE on hosts and add the right roles at the same time. Additional functionality is available for revoking tokens that are no longer needed and for emergencies. To learn more, see Generate Roles Tokens, Revoke Roles Tokens, and Using the Emergency Roles Token.
    • A new readonly user is now automatically created. This user can access any of the resources that the root user can access, but it cannot modify them. The credentials of the read-only user are provided when you install ECE on your first host.
    • The passwords for the root and readonly administration console users that you use to log into the Cloud UI can now be reset. To learn more, see Reset User Passwords.
  • You can now update your ECE installation with the latest Elasticsarch and Kibana versions from Elastic. Support for Elastic Stack packs lets you add these new versions of the Elastic Stack to your installation as they become available. Elasticsearch versions 5.4.0 and 2.4.5 are already included with ECE, along with Kibana. To learn more, see Manage Elastic Stack Versions.
  • The centralized monitoring and log aggregation that allows you to monitor your entire Elastic Cloud Enterprise installation through Kibana has been improved with easier access to logs from the Cloud UI and automatic curation of logs. To learn more, see Monitor Elastic Cloud Enterprise.
  • The RESTful API has been improved with additional functionality, including:

    • Support for configuring the infrastructure of Elastic Cloud Enterprise itself, such as support for generating roles tokens and uploading new Elastic Stack packs.
    • Improved support for managing Elasticsearch and Kibana, such as stopping and starting clusters and individual instances, and putting clusters into maintenance mode.

    These are just some examples of what has been added to our RESTful API since the beta releases. To learn more, see API Reference.

  • The ECE installation script has been renamed to elastic-cloud-enterprise.sh and now supports several actions to install Elastic Cloud Enterprise or to modify your installation:

    • install - To install Elastic Cloud Enterprise on a host, either to start a new installation or to add a host to an existing installation.
    • reset-adminconsole-password - To reset the password of an administration console user that you use to log into the Cloud UI.
    • add-stack-version - To download and add a new Elastic Stack version from Elastic and make it available on your Elastic Cloud Enterprise installation.
    • set-logging-and-metrics-policy - To set the retention period for the logging and metrics indices that allow you to monitor your Elastic Cloud Enterprise installation.

    To learn more, see Script Reference.

Future releases will support upgrading, but to move from the previous alpha and beta releases to the 1.0 release, you must reinstall Elastic Cloud Enterprise.