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Service Release Notes for the current year are listed here. If you need to see previous Service Release Notes, check the Archive.

June 23, 2022

Alerts

Update -  We’ve made alerts and monitors more customizable to give you control over how often you are notified. You can now:

  • Customize the alert name to differentiate between multiple alerts created from the same monitor.   
  • Choose recovery based on “Single Data point” meeting the recovery threshold or “all data points” meeting the threshold before the alert is resolved.

June 21, 2022

Traces

Update - Traces can now show aggregated trace duration critical path contribution (CPC) breakdown chart summarized for all traces from the Traces query result set.

Use this chart to:

  • Quickly understand intermittent duration spikes or slowdowns
  • Immediately spot offending service by comparing CPC contribution by service

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June 15, 2022

Apps

New - Gigamon ThreatINSIGHT allows you to stay a step ahead by giving your security teams more: time, data, and insight into attacker behavior. The Gigamon ThreatINSIGHT App for Sumo Logic provides dashboards and visualizes data from ThreatInsight MetaStream files, which helps in identifying potential threats enabling rapid, informed response.

New - The Gigamon HAWK app for Sumo Logic provides deep observability by collecting application context from the network. Its rich metadata attributes extraction offers a holistic picture of what’s happening in the network.

 New - The Lucidum app for Sumo Logic eliminates blind spots across cloud, security, and IT operations. It gives information about assets, data sources, services, locations, risk factors, and ports.

June 14, 2022

Metrics

Update - We’re happy to announce a new and improved Time Series tab (previously known as the Preview Table) in the Metrics Explorer. The redesigned table is more compact and easier to read, and you can control which dimensions and data appear in the table using the checkboxes in the pane to the left of the table. When you mouse over a cell in the Time Series table, you can click a three-dot icon to display a context menu that allows you to add dimensions to the query, copy dimensions and values, copy the entire time series, and more. The context menu is supported in both basic and advanced mode. You can export query results in whole or in part to a .csv file.

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June 10, 2022

Collection

New - Our Cloud-to-Cloud Integration Framework has two new Sources, Netskope WebTx: The Netskope WebTx API integration ingests Web Transaction logs from Netskope Event Steam and Box: The Box API integration ingests events from the Get Events API. It securely stores the required authentication, scheduling, and state tracking information.

June 9, 2022

Traces

Beta - Setting up Tracing instrumentation for Java, Python and NodeJS applications deployed in Kubernetes just got easier. In a few simple steps with the OpenTelemetry-Operator your application is automatically instrumented and your Traces are sent to Sumo Logic. Auto instrumentation for Java, Python and NodeJS applications deployed in Kubernetes is now in Beta.

June 8, 2022

Apps

New - We pleased to announce the availability of the Carbon Black Cloud App. This app analyzes alert and event data from VMware's Endpoint Standard and Enterprise EDR products and provides comprehensive visibility into the security posture of your endpoints, enabling you to determine the effects of breaches in your environment. The app provides visibility into key endpoint security data with preconfigured dashboards for alerts, threats intelligence, feeds, sensors, alerts, users, hosts, processes, IOCs, devices and network status.

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June 7, 2022

Manage

New - Want to upgrade or change your Cloud Flex Credits Essentials plan? Good news: now you can do it yourself. If you’re a Sumo Logic admin, you can use the Manage Plan page to change your plan period from monthly to annual, or from annual to monthly. You can also increase or decrease your account ingest levels and retention settings to meet your evolving requirements. For more information, see Update an CloudFlex Credits Account.

June 2, 2022

Traces

New - We are excited to announce support for Span Links is now available in Tracing. You can navigate between spans using hyperlinks in the metadata tab as well as search for spans in the trace query and span analytics areas. Span Links are part of OpenTelemetry specification and should be added on the instrumentation side. Links can point to Spans inside a single Trace or across different traces and can represent, for example, batch operations where a span is initiated by multiple initiating spans. For more information, see View and Investigate Traces.

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May 27, 2022

Metrics

Update - We’re making some architectural changes to the Sumo Logic Metrics Engine to support on-going functionality and scalability improvements. The changes may have some impact on query language semantics for queries that use aggregation or reducer operators. 

For aggregation queries, the changes are limited to the metadata used to label the metric dimension in the Preview Table in the Metrics Explorer, and in the chart legend. For queries with reducer functions–eval, filter, topk, bottomk–there may be a slight difference in how we quantize the metric data. The engine updates will be rolled out starting on June 13th, 2022. For information how the updates might affect existing metrics queries, and how you can update existing queries to avoid any impact, see ​​Metrics Engine Updates.  

May 23, 2022

Traces

New - We're happy to announce that you can now instrument Lambda layers for Java in container-based Lambda functions and then see these Traces in Sumo Logic. 

May 20, 2022

Alerts

Updated - We’re pleased to announce the availability of permissions for Monitors folders. This feature enables folder-level control of who can view, update, create, delete, and manage Monitors. For more information, see Grant permissions to Monitors folders.

May 16, 2022

Apps

Update - We've improved your Sumo Logic app installation process and added guidance to make it easier to find the sources you need and get started faster with all the dashboards and pre-built queries we have waiting for you.

May 11, 2022

Alerts

New - The new default payloads are now available for the following connections using new variables.

  • AWS Lambda  
  • Azure Functions  
  • Cloud SOAR  
  • Datadog  
  • HipChat  
  • Jira  
  • Microsoft Teams  
  • New Relic  
  • PagerDuty  
  • ServiceNow  
  • ServiceNow (Legacy)  
  • Slack  
  • Webhook

May 10, 2022

Apps

New - We are excited to announce the Sumo Logic 1Password App release. You can now monitor your 1Password account’s sign-in and item usage events. The dashboards help in providing insights into failed authentications, successful authentication, event breakdown by client applications, type, category, users, geolocation of events, outliers, and threat analysis of sign-in events. This app also helps you secure your 1Password vault access by providing insights into user actions and threat intel analysis on clients accessing items in shared vaults.

April 28, 2022

Security

Update - The default web session timeout for new users has been increased from 15 minutes to 6 hours. If your currently configured session timeout is set to less than 6 hours, new users will receive the value set within the policy as the default.  

Update - We Increased the timeout for new user account verification from 12 hours to 72 hours to allow for weekends and to give new users more time to see and take action on the new user welcome email.

April 26, 2022

Collection

New - Our Cloud-to-Cloud Integration Framework has a new Source. The Dropbox Source provides a secure endpoint to receive team events from the Get Events API.

Update - The Tenable Source now supports collecting audit logs from the Audit Log API and assets from the Asset Export API. We've also added the ability to define Processing Rules.

Traces

New - You can now add the results of Spans queries directly to Dashboards from the Spans analytics window. You'll use the same easy query builder to modify your panels later. You can still use Log Search to add span results to Dashboards by running queries in the _trace_spans index. The same limitations of Log Search still apply, your query scan volume should not exceed 200x of your tracing ingest.

April 17, 2022

Apps

Update - We’ve released an update to the Amazon S3 app. The key improvement is a new Threat Intel dashboard that provides high-level views of threats across your S3 buckets and objects. We also added a new “S3_Bucket” filter to each of the dashboards, so you can slice and dice data by S3 bucket name.

April 7, 2022

Alerts

New - System events for Alerts are now logged to the Sumo Logic Audit Event Index. You can use the alert system events to analyze your monitoring posture overall and answer questions like these, and more:

  • How many alerts are created and resolved per day? 
  • Which monitors fire the most alerts? 
  • How long does it typically take to resolve alerts? 

You can search for system events for Alerts by scoping your search like this:

_index=sumologic_system_events _sourceCategory=alerts

April 6, 2022

Monitors

Update - The alert history of a Monitor is now quickly accessible on a new tab of the details pane.

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April 5, 2022

Collection

New - We're excited to announce a new milestone in innovation for Sumo Logic Observability with the Sumo Logic OpenTelemetry Distro Collector (OT Distro).

The OT Distro Collector is designed to simplify and democratize the collection of logs, metrics, traces, and metadata from modern cloud applications. With this announcement, Sumo Logic further embraces open source and establishes OpenTelemetry as its future standard to collect all machine data, breaking from the legacy model of using proprietary agents to gather critical application and infrastructure telemetry.

April 4, 2022

Apps

Update - We’ve updated two Sumo Logic apps for Palo Alto Networks to support PAN-OS 10:

March 30, 2022

AWS Observability Solution

Update - The AWS Observability Solution 2.4.0 release includes a new AWS Service - Classic Elastic Load Balancer (ELB), install location selection, and sharing options with the Sumo Logic organization during installation. This update also includes updated dashboards for AWS Classic ELB Service, a new AWS ECS - Events dashboard for AWS CloudTrail, enhanced Lambda dashboard for Lambda cold start duration, and updated FERs. Update to the latest version to take advantage of these features. See the Changelog for additional details.

March 29, 2022

Collection

New - Our Cloud-to-Cloud Integration Framework has a new Source. The SailPoint Source provides a secure endpoint to receive Events and User Inventory data from the IdentityNow V3 API.

March 28, 2022

Apps

New - We are delighted to announce the release of the Sumo Logic Amazon Route 53 Resolver Security app. Use this app to monitor and analyze the DNS queries and Resolver Firewall logs for your Amazon Route 53 deployment. The preconfigured dashboards provide insight into a variety of DNS activities in your environment.

March 25, 2022

Collection

Update - The AWS Kinesis Firehose for Logs Source now has the option to collect undelivered logs from the backup directory.

Update - The Azure Event Hubs Source now supports Processing Rules and timestamp configuration options for logs.

March 17, 2022

Apps

New - We are excited to announce the release of the Sumo Logic PagerDuty V3 App. The PagerDuty V3 app collects incident messages from your PagerDuty account via a webhook, and displays incident data in pre-configured Dashboards that allow you to monitor and analyze the activity of your PagerDuty account and Services. The Sumo Logic App for PagerDuty V3 uses Webhooks V3, to provide enhanced context for alert object models.

March 15, 2022

Traces

We are proud to announce general availability of extended trace filtering capabilities. This allows you to search for traces by any existing and new metadata, including your custom ones without a need to add this to the configuration or knowing this upfront, before you start ingesting data. Just add any metadata tag to your spans and, as long as its cardinality within a trace is not too high, you will be able to filter by it right away in your Traces UI. See View and Investigate Traces for more information.

March 1, 2022

Alerts

New - If you are using Sumo Logic Cloud SOAR, you can now integrate Monitors and Scheduled Searches with Cloud SOAR via a new webhook connection. This new capability allows you to send Alerts to Cloud SOAR to further process and operate on these incidents. The result is a rich and connected experience between your data residing in Sumo Logic and the security response capabilities within Cloud SOAR.

February 18, 2022

Security

Update - We’ve eased the process of offboarding Sumo Logic users. Now, when you delete a user’s Sumo Logic account, you can transfer the user’s Monitors to another user, along with folders, searches, scheduled searches, scheduled views, monitors, and dashboards. For more information, see Delete a User.

Monitors

Update - The Monitors page has a new shortcut to quickly view triggered alerts from a Monitor. Hover your cursor over the Status column of a Monitor and click the icon to open Alert List.

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February 12, 2022

Apps

New - We are delighted to announce the release of the Sumo Logic Couchbase App. The Couchbase app is a unified logs and metrics app that helps you monitor the availability, performance, and resource utilization of Couchbase database clusters. The preconfigured dashboards provide insight into the health of clusters, the status of the buckets, I/O of reading/writing, errors, events of Couchbase servers that help you understand your clusters. 

February 11, 2022

Manage

Update - We’ve made an improvement to the Sumo Logic Organizations (Sumo Orgs) feature, which allows you to create, provision, and manage multiple "child" orgs from a "parent" org. Now, when you provision a child org, you can allocate credits for trace ingestion, as well as log and metric ingestion. 

February 10, 2022

Traces

New - Number of spans per Trace has been increased by 10 times to 10000 spans per trace to better support monitoring for long running and complex transactions. Please note that new spans can increase credits consumption.

Update - Traces logs and data includes a new duration field that holds the difference between endTimestamp and startTimestamp in nanoseconds. 

February 8, 2022

Traces

New - Announcing general availability of dashboard support for Trace Spans data index. You can now pin results of your queries on spans data directly to the Dashboard. You can add the query through the Log Search screen when running queries in _trace_spans index as long as your read volume does not exceed 200x of your tracing ingest (more info). Support for doing this directly from the Spans analytics window is coming soon.

February 4, 2022

Apps

New - The Sumo Logic app for Sauce Labs  integrates your Sauce Labs test data with the Sumo Logic Analytics Platform to easily aggregate, visualize, and monitor all of your test data. Connect Sauce Labs data with other data sources for a comprehensive view of your development pipeline.

January 26, 2022

Software Development Optimization

New - The SDO App now provides a Software Development Optimization - Development & Delivery Times dashboard to help you monitor development lead times and delivery lead times across the three main phases of development and delivery: Active Development, Review and Merge, and Deployment. Each section shows the phases broken down by team, service, and environment.

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January 19, 2022

Traces

New - Traces now include Span Events that describe and contextualize the work being done in a Span by tracing and displaying that data in Trace Views. These events are optional time-stamped strings made up of a timestamp, name, and (optional) key-value pair attributes. Select a marker in the timeline or a span to review the Span Event data.

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January 18, 2022

Apps

New - We are delighted to announce the release of the Sumo Logic MariaDB app. The MariaDB app is a unified logs and metrics app that helps you monitor the availability, performance, and resource utilization of MariaDB database clusters. Preconfigured dashboards and searches provide insight into the health of your database clusters, performance metrics, resource metrics, schema metrics, replication, error logs, slow queries, Innodb operations, failed logins, and error logs.

New - We are excited to release the Sumo Logic Nginx app. The Nginx app is a unified logs and metrics app that helps you monitor the availability, performance, health, and resource utilization of your Nginx web servers. Preconfigured dashboards and searches provide insight into connections, requests, visitor locations, visitor access types, traffic patterns, errors, web server operations, and access from known malicious sources.

New - We are delighted to release the Sumo Logic IIS 10 app. The IIS 10 app is a unified logs and metrics app that helps you monitor the availability, performance, health, and resource utilization of your IIS web servers. Preconfigured dashboards and searches provide insight into application pools, ASP.NET applications, requests, latency, visitor locations, visitor access types, traffic patterns, errors, web server operations, and access from known malicious sources.

Update - We are excited to release the additional Logs and Metrics dashboards added for the Sumo Logic Oracle app. The Oracle app is a unified logs and metrics app that helps you monitor the availability, performance, and resource utilization of Oracle database clusters. Preconfigured dashboards and searches provide insight into the health of your database clusters, parallel executions, resource utilization, response time, tablespaces, throughput, wait for class/events, listeners, audit logs, and security.

Update - We are pleased to announce the availability of additional Logs and Metrics dashboards added for the Sumo Logic Nginx Ingress app. The Nginx Ingress app is a unified logs and metrics app that helps you monitor the availability, performance, health, and resource utilization of your Nginx Ingress web servers. Preconfigured dashboards and searches provide insight into connections, requests, ingress controller metrics, visitor locations, visitor access types, traffic patterns, errors, web server operations, and access from known malicious sources.

Update - We are delighted to release the additional Logs and Metrics dashboards added for the Sumo Logic Squid Proxy app. The Squid Proxy app is a unified logs and metrics app that helps you monitor activity in Squid Proxy. The preconfigured dashboards provide insight into served and denied requests; performance metrics; IP domain DNS statistics; traffic details; HTTP response codes; URLs experiencing redirects, client errors, and server errors; and quality of service data that helps you understand your users’ experience.

January 4, 2022

Dashboard (New)

New - You now have the ability to configure how often a dashboard is refreshed by clicking the dropdown arrow next to the refresh icon.

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