LogDNA Release Notes (continuously updated)

2 days ago by LogDNA

These Notes are updated continuously, in parallel with the release of new features, changes to existing functionality, fixed and known issues, and any content that is necessary to keep our customers and community up-to-date. Note that the most recent content is at the top of this document. You can also access our older Release Notes, previously published weekly.

July 30th, 2021

  • [Feature in API] LogDNA is pleased to announce the GA release of several new features and enhancements in our LogDNA API and Terraform Provider:

    • Configuration endpoints to support the programmatic management of Preset Alerts, using GET, PUT, POST, and DELETE methods, via the LogDNA API. Refer to our documentation for more details. Additionally, Preset Alerts can be managed through Terraform.
    • Enhanced integration with Terraform, including support for terraform import, which allows migration of existing LogDNA resources into Terraform State.
    • For more information, read our Blog.
  • [Enhancement in web application] Managing your API keys now includes the ability to give a customized name to each key, to help you keep them straight about each key's specific use. Also, each key now displays the date that the key was generated, and the key numbers are blurred out when you view them in the web application UI, to provide additional security.

  • [Enhancement in web application] To help you learn about new features and enhancements in LogDNA, we have implemented a new in-application notification about recent changes in the UI (with a convenient link to the Release Notes). Reloading your web application keeps your LogDNA instance up-to-date.

July 21, 2021

  • [Fix in Agent 3.2] This release of LogDNA Agent v3.2.2 includes a patch for an issue in which the agent (v3.2) had the LOGDNA_LOOKBACK environment variable set to smallfiles yet was still logging files larger than 8kb on the initial start-up. This only occurred if the large file existed before any agent was started and the state file was enabled. With this fix, the agent now correctly checks the state DB and calculates the appropriate offsets. [LOG-10318]

July 15th, 2021

  • [Enhancement in integration] Our new release of the Python library for logging to LogDNA has improved performance, with support for asynchronous operations and other best practices for handling logging metadata. Users now have the ability to create new custom fields to include in the meta object. By default, the fields args, name, pathname, and lineno from the record object are included. [PI-37, LOG-9823]

June 28th, 2021

  • [Feature in web application] LogDNA is pleased to announce the release of our new Index Rate Alerts feature. Configuring alerts based on the index rate (the retention and storage rate) of your log data provides a way to monitor anomalous behavior in your systems, such as sudden spikes in volume. Index Rate Alerts, along with Usage Quotas, brings control to your logging management tasks and budgeting. [LOG-7599]

  • [Feature in web application] LogDNA has released the new Template Library, with pre-built views, screens, and boards. These templated configurations were purpose-designed to work with specific environments and tools, such as the NGINX web server, Heroku, browser-based logging, or Microsoft Windows security events. For more information, see our documentation. [LOG-9435]

  • [Enhancement in web application] On the Manage Organization page in the web application UI the Ingestion keys and Service keys are now obscured, and display asterisks for all except the final four numbers. [LOG-9985]

June 21, 2021

  • [LogDNA Agent] We are pleased to announce the GA release of LogDNA Agent v3.2. For details, refer to the LogDNA Agent Release Notes.

June 15th, 2021

  • [Enhancement in web application] We have added a new interactive graph on the Usage Dashboard. The Last month in Days -Trends graph allows you to view the average index rates (lines per second) and the percentage of overall usage, based on application, source, or tags. You can click on a specific day in the chart to view the usage for each app, source, and tag for that day. The graph also displays the delta, or change between the previous month's data usage for that item (app, source, or tag). [LOG-9641]

  • [Enhancement in web application] On the Usage Dashboard's graph of the past month's usage, you can now click on a single date to see a pop-up displaying the amount of data ingested for the day. [LOG-9707]

June 3, 2021

  • [Enhancement in web application] You can now collapse the Timeline graph (on the right of the web application) to a small section that is always visible. The button to toggle the Timeline back to regular width appears in upper right. [LOG-8410]

June 2, 2021

  • [Enhancement in Web Application] When the Timeline graph is displayed to its normal width (toggled on), the log lines that are displayed in the main area (the Log Viewer) no longer run behind the graph, but are now separated by open space. [LOG-8411]

  • [Fix in web application] We fixed an issue with the Timeline graph, in which selecting a single point in time on the timeline, and then adjusting that time using the control in the log canvas, did not update the timeline to reflect the default 60-minute time scale. [LOG-9672]

  • [Fix in web application] Previously, on the Billings --> Settings page, the Billing Contact Email field was not displaying when logged in as a member. [LOG-9722]

May 27th, 2021

  • [Fix in web application] Now non-admin users can add a billing address for an account. [LOG-9473]

  • [Fix in web application] When you searched for logs at a specific time frame and then scrolled down in the log viewer, Live Tail turned on automatically, even if it was turned off. Now, if you have manually turned off Live Tail, it will stay off even if you scroll to bottom of the Log Viewer area. [LOG-9712]

  • [Fix in web application] Previously a second click on the exact same log line in the Timeline would reselect the log line and reload the Jump To box. With this fix, a second click will be ignored and the box will not be displayed. [LOG-9585]

  • [Enhancement in an integration] The LogDNA integration with AWS S3 is now released as v2, and contains several enhancements:

    • updated environment variables (considered a breaking change from v1)
    • 100% complete test coverage
    • restructured implementation
    • introduces @logdna/logger as a logger
    • introduces @logdna/env-config as a configuration manager
    • introduces @logdna/stdlib for utility functions
    • replaces CircleCI with Jenkins
    • docs: updated README, Contribution Guide, and added Code of Conduct
      For more information about this release and how to migrate from v1, refer to the README.md file in our public GitHub repository.