We're excited to announce the general availability of Elastic Cloud Enterprise (ECE) 1.0. We've worked long and hard to bring you the first GA version of ECE. As with the previous alphas and betas, you can install it and get a fully functional environment for 30 days.
Version 1.0 includes a few important additions on top of the recent betas:
- Snapshot repositories are now supported and can be managed for your entire Elastic Cloud Enterprise installation. For 1.0.0, we support AWS S3, with support for additional repositories coming in a future release. When a repository is specified for an Elasticsearch cluster, a snapshot is taken every 30 minutes or at the interval you specify.
- A roles token must now be specified before a new host is allowed to join an existing ECE installation. To make it easier to use roles tokens, a basic token is automatically provided after installation on the first host. For automation purposes, you can also generate new tokens to install ECE on hosts and add the right roles at the same time.
- A new readonly user is now automatically created. This user can access any of the resources that the root user can access, but it cannot modify them. The credentials of the read-only user are provided when you install ECE on your first host.
- You can now update your ECE installation with the latest Elasticsarch and Kibana versions from Elastic, without having to reinstall ECE itself. Support for Elastic Stack-Packs lets you add these new versions of the Elastic Stack to your installation as they become available. Elasticsearch versions 5.4.0 and 2.4.5 are already included with ECE 1.0.0, along with the matching Kibana versions.
- The centralized monitoring and log aggregation that allows you to monitor your entire Elastic Cloud Enterprise installation through Kibana has been improved with easier access to logs and metrics from the Cloud UI and automatic curation of indices used to store logs and metrics.
- The RESTful API has been improved with additional functionality, including:
- Support for configuring the infrastructure of Elastic Cloud Enterprise itself, such as support for generating roles tokens and uploading new Elastic Stack packs.
- Improved support for managing Elasticsearch and Kibana, such as stopping and starting clusters and individual instances, and putting clusters into maintenance mode.
For details about all of the above and more, please refer to the latest ECE documentation.
As always, you're welcome to ask questions and provide feedback in this forum.
The Elastic Cloud Team