Release Notesedit

This section summarizes the changes in each release. For information about upgrading Marvel, see Upgrading Marvel.

Version Compatibilityedit

You must run the version of Marvel that matches the version of Elasticsearch you are running. For example, Marvel 2.4.6 requires Elasticsearch 2.4.6.

Change Listedit


July 25, 2017


  • Adds support for Elasticsearch 2.4.6.


April 27, 2017


  • Adds support for Elasticsearch 2.4.5.


January 12, 2017


  • Adds support for Elasticsearch 2.4.4.


December 13, 2016


  • Adds support for Elasticsearch 2.4.3.


November 22, 2016


  • Compatibility with Elasticsearch 2.4.2.


August 31, 2016


  • No longer automatically creating an Index Pattern for Kibana.
  • Node transport addresses are now consistently reported using only their IP address and port, rather than a subset reporting their resolved hostname, IP address, and port.
  • Added a tooltip to Shard Activity table, to show that the shard was copied from Primary for relocation activity.
  • If Marvel 2.4.x is not supported by the given version of Kibana, we show which version of Kibana is required.

Bug Fixes

  • Using the time picker to select clusters now honors the full time range, rather than only clusters that sent updates within the last 10 minutes.
  • Using 0 as the minimum value for calculation in Indexing Latency and Query Latency.


August 3, 2016

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed sorting by number of unassigned shards in the indices table.
  • Fixed the shard allocation tables to render when shards are relocating.
  • Fixed the tooltips that are supposed to show for relocating shards in the allocation table, and also added tooltips for shards of all states.
  • Removed Google Analytics beacon, and fix the optional phone-home call to not block page rendering.


July 7, 2016

Bug Fixes

  • Using the time picker to select clusters now honors the full time range, rather than only clusters that sent updates within the last 10 minutes.
  • Phone home data omits source_node information that was being erroneously picked up from the cluster_info field.
  • Shards in the Relocating state are no longer counted as Unassigned Shards.
  • Removed Google Analytics Tag from UI.
  • The UI rendering no longer blocks waiting for the phone home call to return.
  • Fixed the "no data" page to run an automatic refresh cycle to look for data.


May 18, 2016

Bug Fixes

  • Prevents exceptions from being logged if the node stats are temporarily empty.


April 26, 2016

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where non-elected master nodes all appeared as Offline in the node list.

    • You can workaround this in 2.3.0 and 2.3.1 by setting marvel.node_resolver: name in kibana.yml.
  • Introduce the timepicker controls in the clusters page so you can view snapshots Marvel data.
  • Add a link to go back to the previous page from the License page.


April 4, 2016


  • Adds support for Elasticsearch 2.3.1


March 30, 2016

New Features

  • Automatic deletion of Marvel indices. By default, indices older than 7 days are deleted.


  • Support for tribe nodes.
  • UI improvements in charts.
  • The number of unassigned shards is now shown in the indices listing.
  • Marvel’s timestamped indices have now the format .marvel-es-N-YYYY.MM.dd where N is the current Marvel template version (first version is 1).

Bug Fixes

  • Adds the permission required for the Marvel plugin to work when HTTPExporter is configured for SSL.


March 15, 2016

Bug Fixes

  • Fix a bug when Marvel is configured to export data over HTTP on a monitoring cluster protected by Shield (with SSL).


February 2, 2016


  • Enable access to the License page from the cluster status bar.
  • Allow configuration of a monthly interval for Marvel indices instead of limiting it to daily.
  • Provide a sha1 hash for the Marvel app download.

Bug Fixes

  • Minor UI improvements.


February 2, 2016


  • Adds support for Elasticsearch 2.1.2


December 17, 2015

Bug Fixes

  • Check the Kibana version to ensure compatibility.
  • Respect opt-out for statistics reporting in all cases.
  • Fixed transport address not showing on the node detail page.
  • Fixed the table filtering on the node listing page.


November 24, 2015


  • Display a node type indicator on the Node Listing and Node Detail pages.
  • Show the online/offline status of nodes.
  • Remove the Time Picker from the Cluster Listing page.

Bug Fixes

  • Multiple fixes for showing historical data.
  • Filter out derivative calculations where the start and end times are incomplete time buckets.
  • Cluster table sorting.
  • Use the new Elasticsearch _field_stats API to determine which Marvel indices are needed to generate the stats.


November 24, 2015


  • Adds support for Elasticsearch 2.0.1.


October 28, 2015

Breaking ChangesMarvel 2.0.0 is a complete rewrite from Marvel 1.3. If you are upgrading from Marvel 1.3:

  • Note that the Marvel agent plugin only needs to be installed on the Elasticsearch nodes you are monitoring.
  • If you need to stop collecting data from a node, remove the plugin or set the marvel.enabled configuration parameter to false. The marvel.agent.enabled parameter is no longer supported.
  • The Marvel exporter settings have changed. If you are using a separate monitoring cluster, you will need to update your configuration. For more information, see Setting up a Separate Monitoring Cluster.

New Features

  • Fully-integrated with Kibana 4.2 as a Kibana plugin.
  • Supports Multiple clusters for Paid Subscriptions
  • Reduced data footprint for Marvel indices
  • Simplified dashboards for Indices and Nodes
  • Better support for large clusters