Gitlab Omnibus update

We are running an omnibus version of Gitlab, and need to update from 14.X to 15.X. However, the instructions state that ElasticSearch must be updated prior, and that ES is installed separately from GL. From what I am seeing that isn’t the case. We did not install ES, instead it appears to have installed with Gitlab as a Ruby gem. Do we still need to update ES manually before the upgrade to GL? Or will it update as a dependency? Any advice here is helpful, we are currently going in circles trying to figure out what needs to happen. Happy to provide any additional information if needed.


According to the documentation: Elasticsearch integration | GitLab elastic search is not included in Omnibus nor source installations. You would have had to install the elasticsearch packages manually. As you said you didn’t do that, then you are not using elasticsearch.