Marvel Release Notes (Pre-5.0)

This section summarizes the Monitoring changes in each release. For information about upgrading X-Pack, see Upgrading X-Pack.

Change List

2.4.2

November 22, 2016

Enhancements

  • Compatibility with Elasticsearch 2.4.2.

2.4.0

August 31, 2016

Enhancements

  • 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.

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.

2.3.5

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.

2.3.4

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.

2.3.3

May 18, 2016

Bug Fixes

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

2.3.2

April 26, 2016

Bug Fixes

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

    Note

    You can workaround this in 2.3.0 and 2.3.1 by setting marvel.node_resolver: name in kibana.yml.

  • Introduced the timepicker controls in the clusters page so you can view snapshots Marvel data.
  • Added a link to go back to the previous page from the License page.

2.3.1

April 4, 2016

Enhancements

  • Adds support for Elasticsearch 2.3.1

2.3.0

March 30, 2016

Bug Fixes

  • Minor UI improvements.

Enhancements

  • Adds support for Elasticssearch 2.3.0

2.2.1

March 15, 2016

Bug Fixes

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

2.2.0

February 2, 2016

Enhancements

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

Bug Fixes

  • Minor UI improvements.

2.1.2

February 2, 2016

Enhancements

  • Adds support for Elasticsearch 2.1.2

2.1.1

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.

2.1.0

November 24, 2015

Enhancements

  • 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 Monitoring indices are needed to generate the stats.

2.0.1

November 24, 2015

Enhancements

  • Adds support for Elasticsearch 2.0.1.

2.0.0

October 28, 2015

Breaking Changes. Monitoring 2.0.0 is a complete rewrite from Monitoring 1.3. If you are upgrading from Monitoring 1.3, note that the Monitoring 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 xpack.monitoring.enabled configuration parameter to false. (The xpack.monitoring.agent.enabled parameter is no longer supported.)

New Features

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