Posted On: Aug 14, 2018

Amazon Elasticsearch Service now lets you easily upgrade your Elasticsearch clusters to newer versions without any downtime, using in-place version upgrades. With this new feature, you no longer need to go through the hassle of taking a manual snapshot, restoring it to a new cluster running the newer version of Elasticsearch, and updating all of your endpoint references. Instead, you can easily trigger the in-place version upgrade and Amazon Elasticsearch Service takes care of all the necessary steps in the background, ensuring that your cluster continues to operate while the upgrade is in process. 

You can trigger in-place upgrades for your domains using the Amazon Elasticsearch Service console, AWS CLI or AWS SDKs. In-place upgrades is supported for Elasticsearch version 5.1 and later. No additional fees apply. To learn more, read our blog post and documentation

Amazon Elasticsearch Service is available across 15 regions globally: US East (N. Virginia, Ohio), US West (Oregon, N. California), Canada (Central), South America (Sao Paulo), EU (Ireland, London, Frankfurt, Paris), and Asia Pacific (Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Seoul, Mumbai).