Upgrading Your Elastic Stack to 5.0

Version 5.0 introduces many new features and improvements across all components of the Elastic Stack. From a new scripting language for Elasticsearch to a new monitoring API for Logstash to a more colorific and eye-pleasing Kibana to a new Beat for gathering infrastructure metrics, there are many compelling reasons to upgrade your Elastic Stack to 5.0. In this video, Pius and Chris walk through the considerations, best practices and caveats for upgrading your Elastic Stack to 5.0.

Highlights include:

  • Full Elastic Stack upgrade order
  • Upgrading from 2.x
    • Demo: Elasticsearch migration plugin
    • Demo: Deprecation logging
  • Upgrading from 1.x
  • Upgrading on Elastic Cloud
  • Best practices and caveats using real-world examples

Additional resources:

Elasticsearch, Kibana and X-Pack 5.x are also immediately available on Elastic Cloud, the official hosted Elasticsearch service. You can check it out with a no-cost 14-day Elastic Cloud trial.

Chris Earle

Chris Earle is a Software Engineer based outside of Washington DC, helping to improve Monitoring for all products. Before joining Elastic, he was at Boeing and Grove Software developing software and pushing API design. Chris is a regular participant on StackOverflow and the Elastic online community.

Pius Fung

Pius is one of the founding members of the Elastic Support team. Prior to Elastic, Pius was a support lead at Oracle and Rockwell Automation. Apart from helping customers, Pius enjoys developing CRM integration tools and finding bubble tea with the best balance of tea, milk, and sugar.