X-Pack Breaking changes in 6.3

This section summarizes the changes that you need to be aware of when migrating your application to X-Pack 6.3.

  • By default when you install X-Pack, monitoring is enabled but data collection is disabled. To enable data collection, use the new xpack.monitoring.collection.enabled setting. You can update this setting by using the Cluster Update Settings API. For more information, see Monitoring Settings.
  • The legacy XPackExtension extension mechanism has been removed and replaced with an SPI based extension mechanism that is installed and built as an elasticsearch plugin.