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This procedure uses package managers to upgrade Logstash.
- Shut down your Logstash pipeline, including any inputs that send events to Logstash.
- Using the directions in the Package Repositories section, update your repository links to point to the 6.x repositories instead of the previous version.
- Run the
apt-get upgrade logstashor
yum update logstashcommand as appropriate for your operating system.
- Test your configuration file with the
logstash --config.test_and_exit -f <configuration-file>command. Configuration options for some Logstash plugins have changed in the 6.x release.
- Restart your Logstash pipeline after updating your configuration file.