Migrating to 8.8edit

This section discusses the changes that you need to be aware of when migrating your application to Elasticsearch 8.8.

See also What’s new in 8.13 and Release notes.

Breaking changesedit

There are no breaking changes in Elasticsearch 8.8.


The following functionality has been deprecated in Elasticsearch 8.8 and will be removed in a future version. While this won’t have an immediate impact on your applications, we strongly encourage you to take the described steps to update your code after upgrading to 8.8.

To find out if you are using any deprecated functionality, enable deprecation logging.

Cluster and node setting deprecationsedit

Deprecate cluster.routing.allocation.type

The cluster.routing.allocation.type setting is deprecated and will be removed in a future version.

Discontinue use of the cluster.routing.allocation.type setting.