Introducing Integrations Server
You can now use Integrations Server to add a combined Application Performance Monitoring (APM) Server and Fleet Server to your deployment. APM allows you to monitor software services and applications in real time, turning that data into documents stored in the Elasticsearch cluster. Fleet allows you to centrally manage Elastic Agents on many hosts. To get started using Integrations Server in Elasticsearch Service, check Manage your Integrations Server.
Update deployment UI for Enterprise Search. On Elastic stack versions 8.0 and above, access to Enterprise Search is now handled automatically through Kibana. Accordingly, on the deployments page of the Elasticsearch Service UI, we removed the "Open" link for Enterprise Search, and the "Copy endpoint" link also results in a URL to / instead of /login.
Remove Enterprise Search
login_assistance_message. On Elastic stack versions 8.0 and above, access to Enterprise Search is now handled automatically through Kibana. Accordingly, the Enterprise Search
login_assistance_message setting has been removed for versions 8.0 and above.
Remove deprecated plan parameters. The following API parameters are no longer available in Elasticsearch Service:
Removing APM payload in deployments API. Beginning with Elastic Stack version 8.0, the
Apm payload in the deployments API will be deprecated. New deployments should be created using the
integrations_server payload. After the Elastic Stack 8.0 release is available, refer to the Definitions section of the API documentation to see the expected payload format.
Deprecated APM user settings. The following APM settings will be removed in Elastic Stack version 8.0. This change is only relevant to users upgrading a standalone (legacy) deployment of APM Server to Elastic Stack version 8.0. Check Add APM user settings for more details.
apm-server.api_key.enabled apm-server.api_key.limit apm-server.ilm.* apm-server.frontend.* apm-server.register.* apm-server.rum.allow_service_names apm-server.rum.event_rate.lru_size apm-server.rum.event_rate.limit apm-server.rum.rate_limit output.elasticsearch.bulk_max_size output.elasticsearch.index output.elasticsearch.indices output.elasticsearch.pipeline output.elasticsearch.pipelines output.elasticsearch.worker setup.* queue.*
Update planning documentation for HA requirements. Added information to the Elasticsearch Service planning documentation about high availability requirements for Elasticsearch nodes in multiple data centers, and about having replicas for Elasticsearch indexes.