Kibana 8.1.0edit

Review the following information about the Kibana 8.1.0 release.

Breaking changesedit

Breaking changes can prevent your application from optimal operation and performance. Before you upgrade to 8.1.0, review the breaking changes, then mitigate the impact to your application.

Removes legacy CSV export type

The /api/reporting/generate/csv endpoint has been removed. For more information, refer to #121435.

If you are using 7.13.0 and earlier, regenerate the POST URLs that you use to automatically generate CSV reports.

Removes legacy PDF shim

The POST URLs that you generated in Kibana 6.2.0 no longer work. For more information, refer to #121369.

Regenerate the POST URLs that you use to automatatically generate PDF reports.

To review the breaking changes in previous versions, refer to the following:

8.0.0 | 8.0.0-rc2 | 8.0.0-rc1 | 8.0.0-beta1 | 8.0.0-alpha2 | 8.0.0-alpha1


Kibana 8.1.0 adds the following new and notable features.

  • Adds document explorer callout #123814
  • Adds ability to create data views from the sidebar #123391
  • Adds redirect if there are no data views #123366
  • Adds row height options #122087
Elastic Security
For the Elastic Security 8.1.0 release information, refer to Elastic Security Solution Release Notes.
Lens & Visualizations
  • Adds the waffle visualization type to Lens #119339
  • Adds the gauge visualization type to Lens #118616
  • Adds multi terms support to Top Values in Lens #118600
  • Adds a new heatmap implementation with elastic-charts to Visualize Library #118338
  • Adds the Mosaic or mekko visualization type to Lens #117668
  • Adds the ability to configure the Metric visualization type color palette in Lens #116170
Machine Learning
  • Enable Field statistics table on by default #124046
  • Adds grouping to the side nav #123805
  • Integration part 1: Create anomalies layer in maps #122862
  • Replace navigation bar with a side nav #121652
  • Overview page redesign #120966
  • Support suggesting index templates v2 #124655
  • Console now supports autocompletion for index templates and component templates introduced in Elasticsearch 7.8.0.
  • Transforms: Support to set destination ingest pipeline #123911
  • Transforms: Adds reset action to transforms management #123735
  • Transforms: Support for terms agg in pivot configurations #123634
  • Adds Tail-based sampling settings #124025
  • APM UI changes for serverless services / AWS lambda #122775

For more information about the features introduced in 8.1.0, refer to What’s new in 8.1.