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OpenSearch tools

This section provides documentation for OpenSearch-supported tools, including:

For information about Data Prepper, the server-side data collector for filtering, enriching, transforming, normalizing, and aggregating data for downstream analytics and visualization, see Data Prepper.

Agents and ingestion tools

Historically, many multiple popular agents and ingestion tools have worked with Elasticsearch OSS, such as Beats, Logstash, Fluentd, FluentBit, and OpenTelemetry. OpenSearch aims to continue to support a broad set of agents and ingestion tools, but not all have been tested or have explicitly added OpenSearch compatibility.

As an intermediate compatibility solution, OpenSearch has a setting that instructs the cluster to return version 7.10.2 rather than its actual version.

If you use clients that include a version check, such as versions of Logstash OSS or Filebeat OSS between 7.x - 7.12.x, enable the setting:

PUT _cluster/settings
  "persistent": {
    "compatibility": {
      "override_main_response_version": true

Just like any other setting, the alternative is to add the following line to opensearch.yml on each node and then restart the node:

compatibility.override_main_response_version: true

Logstash OSS 8.0 introduces a breaking change where all plugins run in ECS compatibility mode by default. If you use a compatible OSS client you must override the default value to maintain legacy behavior:

ecs_compatibility => disabled


You can download the OpenSearch output plugin for Logstash from OpenSearch downloads. The Logstash output plugin is compatible with OpenSearch and Elasticsearch OSS (7.10.2 or lower).

These are the latest versions of Beats OSS with OpenSearch compatibility. For more information, see the Compatibility matrices section, below.

Some users report compatibility issues with ingest pipelines on these versions of Beats. If you use ingest pipelines with OpenSearch, consider using the 7.10.2 versions of Beats instead.

Compatibility matrices

Italicized cells are untested, but indicate what a value theoretically should be based on existing information.

Compatibility matrix for Logstash

  Logstash OSS 7.0.0 to 7.11.x Logstash OSS 7.12.x* Logstash 7.13.x-7.16.x without OpenSearch output plugin Logstash 7.13.x-7.16.x with OpenSearch output plugin Logstash 8.x+ with OpenSearch output plugin
Elasticsearch OSS 7.0.0 to 7.9.x Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Elasticsearch OSS 7.10.2 Yes Yes No Yes Yes
ODFE 1.0 to 1.12 Yes Yes No Yes Yes
ODFE 1.13 Yes Yes No Yes Yes
OpenSearch 1.x to 2.x Yes via version setting Yes via version setting No Yes Yes, with Elastic Common Schema Setting

* Most current compatible version with Elasticsearch OSS.

Compatibility matrix for Beats

  Beats OSS 7.0.0 to 7.11.x** Beats OSS 7.12.x* Beats 7.13.x
Elasticsearch OSS 7.0.0 to 7.9.x Yes Yes No
Elasticsearch OSS 7.10.2 Yes Yes No
ODFE 1.0 to 1.12 Yes Yes No
ODFE 1.13 Yes Yes No
OpenSearch 1.x to 2.x Yes via version setting Yes via version setting No
Logstash OSS 7.0.0 to 7.11.x Yes Yes Yes
Logstash OSS 7.12.x* Yes Yes Yes
Logstash 7.13.x with OpenSearch output plugin Yes Yes Yes

* Most current compatible version with Elasticsearch OSS.

** Beats OSS includes all Apache 2.0 Beats agents (that is, Filebeat, Metricbeat, Auditbeat, Heartbeat, Winlogbeat, and Packetbeat).

Beats versions newer than 7.12.x are not supported by OpenSearch. If you must update the Beats agent(s) in your environment to a newer version, you can work around the incompatibility by directing traffic from Beats to Logstash and using the Logstash Output plugin to ingest the data to OpenSearch.

OpenSearch CLI

The OpenSearch CLI command line interface (opensearch-cli) lets you manage your OpenSearch cluster from the command line and automate tasks. For more information about OpenSearch CLI, see OpenSearch CLI.

OpenSearch Kubernetes operator

The OpenSearch Kubernetes Operator is an open-source Kubernetes operator that helps automate the deployment and provisioning of OpenSearch and OpenSearch Dashboards in a containerized environment. For information about how to use the operator, see OpenSearch Kubernetes Operator.

OpenSearch upgrade, migration, and comparison tools

OpenSearch migration tools facilitate migrations to OpenSearch and upgrades to newer versions of OpenSearch. These can help you can set up a proof-of-concept environment locally using Docker containers or deploy to AWS using a one-click deployment script. This empowers you to fine-tune cluster configurations and manage workloads more effectively before migration.

For more information about OpenSearch migration tools, see the documentation in the OpenSearch Migration GitHub repository.

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