I'm building a monitoring cluster built on an 8.1.1 stack and I noticed that the Elasticsearch integration for Agent isn't available but it is available on an older 7.17 stack. Elasticsearch integration docs
This integration is really important to our monitoring strategy, we can gather the data with Beats but we're looking for Fleet control, so running two monitoring solutions in parallel is a bit of a deal breaker for us.
So my questions are; which versions of the stack have the Elasticsearch agent integration available ?
Or, is there a way to get this integration installed and working with an 8.1.1 stack ?
Yes, but my monitoring stack is on 8.1.1 do I have to downgrade to 7.17 in order to use it ?
I need to know which versions of the stack it's available for so that I can pick the one that's best for us, there's some features under 8.x I don't want to lose.
Is this not recorded anywhere ? If not, is there anyway that I can tell which versions it'll work for ? Would it be in the code ?
Yes, Elastic Stack monitoring related integrations with Elastic Agent, i.e. Elasticsearch, Kibana, and Logstash, are not ready for version 8 yet. They can only be used in version 7.
If you have installed the integration in version 7, and then upgraded to version 8, you should still be able to continue using the integrations.
My monitoring stack is running 8.1, along with Agent, Fleet Command etc
We monitor a variety of production stacks here.
I noticed that the Elasticsearch Integration for Agent wasn't available for deployment from my 8.1 stack.
But I was playing with one of our production 7.17 stacks and by chance I noticed the Elasticsearch Integration for Agent was available for deployment from that stack.
So my question is, what's the latest version of the stack I should use to (re)build my monitoring cluster where I can use it to deploy and control the Elasticsearch Integration for Agent ?
Sadly this didn't work. I installed a basic 7.17 stack, 1 ES node and 1 kibana, and installed the elasticsearch integration. I shutdown ES and kibana and ran an "apt upgrade" (I'm on ubuntu).
ES and kibana both upgraded to 8.4.1 but the integration wasn't there. It wasn't listed as installed or available to be installed.