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Elasticsearch is a search engine that provides a distributed, multi-tenant-capable full-text search engine with an HTTP web interface and schema-free JSON documents.

Release Released Support Latest
8 2 years and 3 months ago
(10 Feb 2022)
Yes 8.13.4
(14 May 2024)
7 5 years ago
(10 Apr 2019)
Yes 7.17.21
(03 May 2024)
6 6 years ago
(14 Nov 2017)
Ended 2 years and 3 months ago
(10 Feb 2022)
(13 Jan 2022)

Elasticsearch is part of the Elastic Stack, also known as the ELK Stack. It shares the same support policy as the other products in the Elastic Stack (Kibana, Logstash, Beats…).

Elastic Stack product releases follow Semantic Versioning. Elastic provides maintenance for each major release series for the longest of 30 months after the GA date of the major release or 6 months after the GA date of the subsequent major release.


  • Elasticsearch 8 will receive updates until 6 months after the release date of 9.0 (TBD).
  • Elasticsearch 7 will receive updates until the release date of 9.0 (TDB).

End of life dates for Elasticsearch can be found on the Elastic product EOL dates page. Support for various operating systems can also be found on the Elastic support matrix page.

More information is available on the Elasticsearch website.

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:
$ES_HOME/bin/elasticsearch -v

You can submit an improvement to this page on GitHub :octocat: . This page has a corresponding Talk Page.

A JSON version of this page is available at /api/elasticsearch.json. See the API Documentation for more information. You can subscribe to the iCalendar feed at /calendar/elasticsearch.ics.