Beats upgrade from 7.10 to 8.x

Hello Guys,

We are planning to upgrade our BEATS from 7.10(already EOL) to 8.x soon. Can some body share their experience while they upgrdaed from 7.x to 8.x and give me some of their learnings. I am aware about the filebeat compatibility matrix.

Any suggestions on upgrading to the latest minor version from 7.x of filebeat and then going to 8.x? We are following this step(upgrdaed to 7.17.5) while upgrading our ELK components to 8.x.

Thanks for the help.


Hello Shubham,
Try upgrading to the latest supported 7.x version and then upgrade to the desired 8.x version.
Best advice I can give you is to take it one beat at a time to make sure everything is coming over the way you are expecting. You don't mention fleet, but using fleet can help make these data ingestion versioning issues much easier. Fleet documentation.

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