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2015 Service Release Notes

2015 Service Release Notes

December 21, 2015

Docker Sources. There are two new Sources for Docker on Installed Collectors:

  • Docker Logs. Collects stdout/stderr logs from processes that are running within Docker containers.
  • Docker Stats. Collects metrics about Docker containers.

Sumo Logic App for Docker update. The Sumo Logic App for Docker has been updated to use the new Docker Logs and Docker Stats Sources.

Sumo Logic App for AWS Config. The Sumo Logic App for AWS Config presents modification notifications that contain snapshots of resource configurations and information about the modifications made to a resource. The app uses predefined Live and Interactive Dashboards and filters, which provide visibility into your environment for real-time analysis of overall usage. The app leverages AWS Config’s Simple Notification Service (SNS) notifications.

Setup Wizard Updates. The Setup Wizard now includes automatic configuration for Akamai Sources.Akamai Sources.

Timezone Offset for Timestamps. The timezone offset is now displayed in timestamps in two places: in search results in the Messages tab, and in the search timerange selector pop-up.

Median Operator. In order to calculate the median value for a particular field, you can utilize the Percentile (pct) operator with a percentile argument of 50.

Mac Keyboard Shortcuts. Mac keyboard shortcuts are now supported on the Search page in the search query box.

Display more than 15 results in the Messages tab. In the Messages tab Preferences menu, you may now select to display 25, 50, or 100 log messages for your default number of search results.

November 4, 2015

Setup Wizard Updates. The Setup Wizard now includes automatic configuration for Windows Events and Apache Tomcat data Sources. You can also add additional Sources to existing Collectors through the Setup Wizard.

October 20, 2015

Sumo Logic Add-on for Heroku. Heroku is a platform that allows developers to build applications in the cloud. Sumo Logic provides an add-on for Heroku that fully integrates the power of Sumo Logic log analytics for Heroku users. When you install the Sumo Logic add-on for Heroku from the Heroku site, a Sumo Logic account is provisioned for you, and your application logs are automatically forwarded to this account.

Changing the Account Owner. Sumo Logic Free and Sumo Logic Professional accounts have an Account Owner. By default the Account Owner is the Admin who set up the account/signed up for the account. The Account Owner can reassign the role to another user in his or her organization. This setting was previously on the Billing page, but it is now on the Account page under Account Ownership. This setting is only visible to the Account Owner. For details see Account page.

October 5, 2015

Webhooks. The new Webhook alert type allows you to easily fire off alerts from Sumo Logic Scheduled Searches into a variety of third-party tools such a Slack, PagerDuty, VictorOps, and Datadog. Webhooks can also enable easy integration to your own custom app or unlock a variety of use cases via third-party integration.

September 19, 2015

Google Apps Audit Source. The new Google Apps Audit Source uses the Google Apps Reports API to ingest all audit logs via watchpoints to collect activity from Google apps such as Admin, Calendar, Drive, Login, and Token. This Source runs on a Hosted Collector in the Sumo Logic Cloud.

Sumo Logic App for Amazon VPC Flow Logs. Amazon’s Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Flow Logs contain information about the IP network traffic of your VPC, allowing you to troubleshoot traffic and security issues. TheSumo Logic App for Amazon VPC Flow Logs leverages this data to provide real-time visibility and analysis of your environment. It consists of predefined searches, Live Dashboards, and Interactive Dashboards.

isNull improvements. isBlank and isEmpty have been added to isNull for finding strings that are null, are empty, or consist of whitespace.

Updated Dashboard Icons. Icons on the Dashboard page have been updated to use a font set consistent with the UI. The Sharing Settings icon has changed the most. When you have shared a Dashboard, instead of showing a green check mark, the icon turns blue.

Enable or disable keyboard shortcuts. Keyboard shortcuts may conflict with international keyboards or other shortcuts. By default keyboard shortcuts are enabled, but can now be disabled on the Preferences page.

August 19, 2015

Filter updates. When filtering Source data, you'll now see that filters are managed under Processing Rules.

Run searches from apps before installing them. You can now test drive searches from apps before you install them. Just click a search in the Library to run it. Note that you'll need to have data related to the search present in your Sumo Logic account to see results. Also, searches in Enterprise apps (such as PCI) are not available.

Number of available users displayed in the Users page. To help admins keep an eye on the number of available seats in an account, the number of allotted users is displayed at the top of the Users page, along with the number of users already added to the account.

Better preservation of line breaks in search results. Line breaks in multiline logs now display, properly formatting these messages.

August 3, 2015

UI updates. You'll notice a new look for the Histogram on the Search page, as well as a new Add button on the Users, Roles, Partitions, Scheduled Views, and Field Extraction management pages.

July 28, 2015

Numerical filters for Interactive Dashboards. With numeric filters, you can restrict the range to display in an Interactive Dashboard using =, !=, >, <, >=, or ,<=.

The Sumo Logic App for Artifactory. This new app provides insight into your JFrog JFrog Artifactory binary repository. The App provides preconfigured Dashboards that include an Overview of your system, Traffic, Requests and Access, Download Activity, Cache Activity, and Non-Cached Deployment Activity.

Anomaly Detection updates. Anomaly Detection now provides the ability to create Snapshots of your Anomaly reports to save information about Events and Incidents that need further investigation and interact with them. Also, the new Incidents page allows you to run a historical query on-demand for insights to the anomalies detected by Sumo Logic older than six hours. Drilling down into the updated Signatures pane provides a new line graph and signature details. The Change column with an arrow indicator has also been restored to the Signatures pane.

July 21, 2015

New features in the Setup Wizard. In this release, you'll find new options for setting up HTTP and Syslog Sources for Cisco ASA, Palo Alto Network, Linux system, Mac system, Windows Events, and Windows Performance data types. 

Embedded URL links in Dashboard Panels. Tables in Dashboard Panels can now include links to URLs.

AkamaiAkamai, Windows Events, and Windows Performance app improvements. New Overview Dashboards for each app make finding general information easier to see at a glance.

July 9, 2015

Interactive Dashboards. Interactive Dashboards are a powerful forensic tool to create searches and view search results based on data from any time in the past month. 

Keyvalue Auto Extract. With this new mode, the keyvalue operator can automatically extract non-referenced fields.

June 20, 2015

JSON Auto Extract. The json auto option in a query automatically detects JSON objects in logs and extracts the key/value pairs without the need to specify fields in a parse statement. For complete details, see JSON Operator.htm.

Default Timezone. This setting on the Preferences page allows you to change the time zone displayed in the Sumo Logic user interface, which by default is taken from the web browser. This is a personal setting, and does not change the time zone for anyone else in your organization. This option affects all hours and minutes displayed in the user interface, including time ranges on the Search page, the Time column in the Messages pane, in Dashboards, and in Anomaly Detection. It does not affect the configurations of previously created Scheduled Searches or Real Time Alerts. For details, see Timestamps, Time Zones, and Time Ranges.

Anomaly Detection updates. Anomaly Detection now provides the ability to create Snapshots of your Anomaly reports to save information about Events and Incidents that need further investigation and interact with them. Also, the new Incidents page allows you to run a historical query on-demand for insights to the anomalies detected by Sumo Logic older than six hours. Drilling down into the updated Signatures pane provides a new line graph and signature details. The Change column with an arrow indicator has also been restored to theSignatures pane.

Sumo Logic App for Docker. The Sumo Logic App for Docker provides operational insight into your Docker environment. The App uses a Container, which includes a Collector and a Script Source, to gather statistics and events from the Docker Remote API on each host. The App includes Dashboards that allow you to view your Container performance statistics for CPU, memory, and the network. It also provides visibility into Container events such as start, stop, and other important commands.

Navigation Bar Refresh. The Sumo Logic navigation bar has been refreshed with new colors and fonts to update the look and feel. Its function has not changed.

parseHex Operator. The parseHex operator allows you to convert a hexadecimal string of 16 or fewer characters to a number.

June 16, 2015

Sumo Logic App for Apache Tomcat. The Sumo Logic App for Apache Tomcat monitors server operations, assists in troubleshooting issues, and provides insight into website visitor behavior patterns across entire web server farms. It also provides a high level overview of the Tomcat servlet container, Catalina, and garbage collection. The app consists of predefined Dashboards and searches, which provide visibility into your environment for real time or historical analysis. For complete details, see Sumo Logic App for Apache Tomcat.

Setup Wizard Updates. The Setup Wizard, in addition to AWS data types, now allows you to configure Collectors and Sources for Apache, Windows IIS, MySQL, Nginx, and Varnish data types. It also allows you to configure your own Custom Apps and to Upload Local Files in order to test Sumo Logic for your use case. For details, see Setup Wizard.

May 24, 2015

Sharing a Dashboard's URL. From the Dashboards page, you can now share a URL link to a Dashboard, meaning that others in your organization will be able to jump right to the Dashboard you'd like to share with them. When another user clicks the URL, they will be asked to log in before they can view the Dashsboard.

April 25, 2015

Save Search dialog changes. This dialog is now split into sections for “Save Search As", and “Schedule this search.” This change makes configuration clearer and easier.

Share Search Query link moved on the Search page. The location of the Share Link on the Search page has changed. It is now included with the links under the Search box.

Request Enterprise App dialog. Some changes have been made to this dialog, which opens when you click the Request Estimate button for the PCI and Security Analytics apps. The dialog informs you that Enterprise apps require a paid Professional Services contract to install and configure. You may upgrade your account at any time.

Request button for Enterprise apps. The Request button for enterprise apps has been changed to Request Estimate as a reminder that the Enterprise app installation requires a paid Sumo Logic Professional Services contract.

App Install button look and feel. The position and appearance of the Install button for installing Apps from the Library has been changed.

Collectors page changes. Breadcrumb links have been added to the Collectors page.

Deploy Collectors on AWS OpsWorks. You can now deploy collectors on AWS OpsWorks, which provides a simple platform that allows you to easily create and manage stacks and applications.

March 21, 2015

Support for new operators in Field Extractions. You can now use keyvalue and fields operators in Field Extractions, as well as the new num operator.

Num operator. The Num operator converts a field to a number. Using Num in a query is useful for sorting results by number instead of alphabetically.

Organization ID field in the Preferences page. You'll notice a new ID number the next time you check the Preferences page. This is the unique ID of your organization, automatically assigned when your account is activated, and is used mainly by the Sumo Logic Support team to verify an Organization during support cases.

March 9, 2015

Setup Wizard. The Sumo Logic Setup Wizard allows new users to get started quickly. It guides you step by step to select the Source of your logs, configure that Source and a Collector, and uploads data to Sumo Logic automatically. Once the data begins to upload, the wizard even installs a Sumo Logic App that allows you to analyze your data. Within the Sumo Logic Web Application, you can access the Setup Wizard to configure additional Collectors and Sources by going to Manage > Setup Wizard.

AWS Sources. Sumo Logic has made adding AWS Sources for Hosted Collectors easier. On the Collectors page, when you click Add Source, now you can select the new Source tiles for AWS solutions including AWS CloudTrail, AWS Config, AWS Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon CloudFront, and AWS S3 Audit.

Sumo Logic Apps for Data Volume and Audit. When installing the Sumo Logic Apps for Data Volume and Audit, if you do not have the Data Volume or the Audit Index features enabled, a step was added that allows you to enable these features as install time. This prevents you from installing an App that is not configured to work properly accidentally.

Collector Management API Documentation. The Collector Management API documentation has been added to Help for easy reference.