Expert Tips When Upgrading the ELK Stack

The Elastic Stack (formerly the ELK Stack) introduces new and powerful features across all products (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) in every minor and major release. Upgrading your Elastic Stack deployments to the latest version lets you take advantage of these features and enhancements. 

However, software upgrades can be a daunting task, especially when the software in question powers mission-critical applications, like the Elastic Stack does. But, it doesn’t have to be. Learn how to make your upgrade as seamless as possible by adopting these simple and insightful tips.

Daniel Marr and Saud Rehman, Elastic Consultants, share first-hand experience and technical guidance for successfully executing a full Elastic Stack upgrade, using tips learned from their consulting projects. 

Highlights Include:

  • Reviewing breaking changes 
  • Infrastructure considerations
    • Cluster health
    • Indexing considerations
    • Disaster recovery
    • Bootstrap checks

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Daniel Marr

Daniel is a Consulting Engineer in the AMER region. He has developed a diverse set of skills in systems, networking and cyber security from working in the military, government, and private sector. In his downtime, Daniel enjoys spending time with his wife, friends, and of course enjoying all things Star Wars.

Saud Rehman

Saud is consulting architect based out of Toronto, Canada. His journey with Elasticsearch started in 2012 with ES version 0.9. He later joined a media company maintaining ES clusters for storing newspapers, magazines and social media data. He joined Elastic in 2015 as consulting Architect. Saud, spends most of his time traveling to different customers cross Canada/US helping them in making their clusters healthy.