Better plugin and bundle support, updated pricing calculator, bug fixes, and more released

Elasticsearch Service now supports additional features that let you do more with our hosted offering:

  • Support for larger custom plugins. For Elastic Cloud Gold and Platinum subscriptions, we now support custom plugins up to 1 GB in size. Learn more …​
  • Easier versioning for custom bundles. Custom bundles now support wildcard versioning with * in addition to the previously supported versioning options, such as 7.* and 7.3.0. Omitting a version with "" is also supported. The main benefit of specifying * as the version wildcard is to simplify major version upgrades: you can now upgrade a deployment to any new version of the Elastic Stack without also having to upgrade the custom bundle. Learn more …​
  • Improved pricing calculator. We’ve made it easier for you to see the cost and instance sizes for each Elastic Stack component. The pricing calculator now breaks down the cost and instance sizes for Elasticsearch, Kibana, machine learning, and APM separately. We also made it easier for you to contact us if you are are interested in a Gold or Platinum subscription. Learn more …​
  • Support for smaller trial sizes. Enjoying your Elasticsearch Service trial? You can now scale your deployment down to a smaller size than what the trial initially offers you. Use this functionality to check if a smaller deployment is sufficient for your workload or before providing billing information.
  • Improved capacity validation. We improved the resilience of deployment configuration changes (sometimes referred to as plan changes) when insufficient capacity to address your request might exist temporarily. Elasticsearch Service now automatically retries the configuration change before returning an error message.
  • Support for voting-only Elasticsearch nodes. Elasticsearch Service has supported cloud-specific tiebreaker nodes to ensure a quorum for Elasticsearch nodes for some time. For Elasticsearch 7.3.0 and later, we now support the use of Elasticsearch voting-only nodes to ensure that a quorum exists if the cluster suffers from a network partition that divides it into two equally-sized halves, also known as a split-brain scenario. Learn more …​
  • Maintenance mode for APM and Kibana. New UI buttons now let you start and stop maintenance mode for APM and Kibana, which stops new requests from being routed to these instances. If you are performing administrative tasks on APM or Kibana, you can use these buttons to block or re-enable access for your users.

Bug fixes

We fixed the following bugs:

  • If you subscribe to Elasticsearch Service through AWS Marketplace billing, you can now change your email address as expected.
  • For customers with expired trials who converted to a subscription, we fixed a billing issue that could affect you if you tried to restore your trial deployment later on.
  • To make it easier for you to troubleshoot operational issues with Elasticsearch Service, we added links to help you create a support case rather than ask you to send an email to Support.

Service release: October 23, 2019 (Milestone 28)