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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.

April 21, 2021

Dashboard (New)

Update - We've made it easier to change what items are displayed in charts. You can now click on an item in the Legend to quickly only show it in your chart. If you want to toggle just one legend item, just hold the shift key and then click the item.

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April 16, 2021

Alerts

New - The Infrastructure tab now shows any triggered Monitors with a Critical, Warning, or Missing Data status for the given entity. You can click on them to view the Monitor on the Monitors page.

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April 15, 2021

Alerts

New - Log Search and Metrics Explorer now provide an option to add a Monitor based on your existing query.

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Update - You now have the ability to specify a location when creating a new Monitor.

April 14, 2021

Metrics

Planned deprecation - The muted monitors that were automatically migrated during Round 2 have been deleted. Deprecation of old-style monitors will occur on May 3. Any of your monitors that were not automatically migrated should be manually migrated by that date. For more information, see Metrics Monitors Deprecation FAQs

April 8, 2021

Alerts

Update - The alert variable ResultsJson.fieldName now supports the ability to return a specific result by providing an array index value in bracket notation. For example, {{ResultsJson.fieldName}}[0] will only return the first result.

April 6, 2021

Dashboard (New)

Update - Dashboard (New) now supports Dynamic Parsing and Receipt Time. You can set the options under the general settings of a panel built to display log data.

April 1, 2021

Alerts

Update - The alert variable Results.fieldName is now supported in email notifications. This allows you to include the value of a specific field from your results.

March 31, 2021

Metrics

Update - We’ve implemented some limitations on the number of metrics metadata tags that Sumo Logic will accept, and the length of metadata keys and values. Limiting the volume and length of metrics metadata ensures that noisy sources of metrics don’t inundate your account with excessive metadata. For more information, see Metrics Metadata Limits

March 30, 2021

Metrics

Planned deprecation - Round 2 of automatic migration is complete. We’ll start deleting the old monitors on April 13. For information, see Metrics Monitors Deprecation FAQs

March 25, 2021

Explore

Update - Explore now offers the ability to filter your view so you can focus on specific entities and sections of your system.

March 24, 2021

Traces

New - We're excited to announce our Service Map and Dashboards. A Service Map is a high-level out-of-the-box overview of your environment created from distributed tracing data. Service Maps provide you a real-time view of:

  • Your microservices and connections between them, to give you insight into their dependencies and relations.
  • Health and load of each microservice reflected in size and color, so you can immediately ascertain potential problems and bottlenecks in your application infrastructure.

Read more about how our Service Map & Dashboards Provide Insight into Health and Dependencies of Microservice Architecture

Interested in training? Register for an Enhanced Tracing with Sumo Logic webinar on 3/25/21 from 9am-11am PST.

March 22, 2021

Metrics

Planned deprecation - Round 1 of automatic migration is complete and the old monitors have been deleted. Round 2 of automatic migration will start on March 29. For more information, see Metrics Monitors Deprecation FAQs.

March 16, 2021

Manage

Update - Scheduled View queries now provide syntax highlighting and support multiple lines and comments.

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Alerts

Update - We have resolved a discrepancy in the notification payload of Real Time Scheduled Searches.

Previously, the payload for subsequent real time alerts in a given time range would incrementally report the results and omit the records that were already present in the previous alert.

For example, if the Scheduled Search initially returned 10 records, the first alert notification would contain 10 records in the payload. If the next run contained the same 10 records plus 1 additional, the notification payload would only contain the single new record.

Going forward, we will ensure that the records sent in the notification payload will always contain all the records returned in the Scheduled Search. Following the above example, the next run of the Real Time Scheduled Search would return 11 records. This change ensures that the payload will always match the results of the search in Sumo Logic.

March 12, 2021

March 11, 2021

Metrics

Planned deprecation - Round 1 of automatic migration is complete. Most monitors were successfully migrated and are now muted—we’ll start deleting them on March 18. If you have monitors that were not successfully migrated, we’ll let you know which monitors weren’t migrated and why. For information about how to manually migrate those monitors, see Metrics Monitors Deprecation FAQs

March 8, 2021

Apps 

Update - We have updated our Enterprise Audit - Security Management App to now support ServiceAllowlist audit events.

March 4, 2021

Observability 

Update - We’re delighted to announce several enhancements to Root Cause Explorer. Root Cause Explorer now supports two additional AWS namespaces, as well as Events of Interest detection on Kubernetes and Trace metrics. Cause-impact analysis is now informed by Sumo Logic Tracing’s Service Map, AWS X-ray, Kubernetes entities, and AWS inventory relationships. You’ll also notice new filters and search builders at the top of the page to correlate Events of Interests at the service, orchestrator, AWS infrastructure, and host levels to speed up the identification of  root causes. You can use the Infrastructure tab for an Event of Interest to pivot to dashboards, logs, metrics and, trace searches to take the next steps in root cause analysis. 

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March 1, 2021

Metrics

Planned deprecation - We're starting the next step in the process of Metrics Monitors today: we're beginnning the first of two rounds of migrating old-style monitors to new Monitors. The next milestone is March 15, when we'll remove the old monitors that were successfully migrated in the first round. For more information, see Metrics Monitors Deprecation FAQs

February 26, 2021

Dashboard (New)

Update - Dashboard (New) is all about visual control! We’re happy to announce that you can now add units to your charts to make them even easier to consume. With the updated chart units on dashboard panels, you can select a base unit and the chart will auto-adjust the unit as the numbers scale, making the data immediately understandable. See how to modify chart axes for details.

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February 25, 2021

Apps

Update - We are excited to announce out-of-the-box alerts for Kubernetes. We have also updated the dashboards and views in the Kubernetes App to accelerate entity-based troubleshooting of Kubernetes environments.

New - We are excited to announce a new Microsoft Teams app that provides out-of-the-box dashboards to monitor users, teams, channels and permission changes.

February 23, 2021

Alerts

New - Microsoft Teams webhook connection is now available to send notifications from alerts to Microsoft Teams.

Sumo Logic Jenkins Plugin 

Update - We are happy to announce a new version v2.2.1 of the Sumo Logic Jenkins plugin. The plugin has been updated with a new Jenkins pipeline step SumoSDOEvent which can be used to send instrumented events to Sumo Logic.

February 22, 2021

Metrics

Planned deprecation - We've taken the next step in the process of Metrics Monitors today: the ability to create new Metrics Monitors from the UI and API is disabled. For more information, see Metrics Monitors Deprecation FAQs

February 15, 2021

Metrics

Planned deprecation - We’re planning to deprecate the Metrics Monitors feature in favor of the Monitors feature we released late last year, which unifies the alert experience across logs and metrics. Important to note: Sumo Logic will automatically migrate most of your existing metrics monitors. The deprecation process will occur in stages, starting next week and culminating in early May. Today, affected customers will receive an in-product communication describing the deprecation process and schedule and what to expect. For more information, see Metrics Monitors Deprecation FAQs

February 12, 2021

Security

Update - We’re releasing a change to audit logging for monitors on Monday, February 15. We’ve improved the audit logging we do when you import, copy, or delete a  monitor. We now log an audit event for every object created or deleted by an import, copy, or delete operation.

February 10, 2021

Manage

Update - We made the process of transferring a deleted user’s content to another user more comprehensive. Now, when you select a new owner for the deleted user’s Library content, scheduled views will be transferred to the new owner, as well as the user’s folders, searches, scheduled searches, and dashboards. For more information, see Delete a User.

February 5, 2021

AWS Observability

Update - We are excited to announce support for ECS, ElastiCache, and Network Load Balancers as well as out-of-the-box alerts for all supported services. As part of this release we have documented changes included in each version of our CloudFormation installation template, which will help you understand when to upgrade.

February 3, 2021

Manage

Update - There are two changes to the Partitions page in the Sumo Logic UI. What we previously called the General Index is now the Default Continuous Partition. This is where any data you ingest that isn’t assigned to a partition goes. You’ll also notice that the Partitions page now lists Sumo Logic internal indexes, like the Audit Event Index and the Data Volume Index. This gives you the flexibility to manage the retention period for each index independently. By default, each internal index has the same retention period as the Default Continuous Partition.

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January 22, 2021

Metrics

Update - We’ve made a small change to the Metrics Explorer that makes a big difference:  Advanced Mode now supports auto-complete. Now, just as in Basic Mode, you can construct metric queries in Advanced Mode by selecting metadata fields, dimensions, metrics, and operators from pull-down lists.

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Infrastructure

Update - We've updated the troubleshooting links in the Infrastructure tab to be easier to understand. The original buttons have been replaced with a dropdown menu with labels next to the buttons.

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Update - The Infrastructure tab now provides a time option to select if the displayed Entities and Environments are related to the current time or the moment of time around the data point you clicked on.

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January 20, 2021

Alerts

Update - When we released Monitors (our new alerting framework), we introduced new template variables to be used within Notifications for full customizability of what information is provided in the notification. We are pleased to announce that we are extending support of these variables to Scheduled Searches and Metrics Monitors pages.

January 15, 2021

Dashboard (New)

Update - Dashboard (New) now offers a dark theme. Dark Theme makes dashboards pop by putting light colored visualizations and text on top of a darker background. This enables you to build gorgeous dashboards with eye-catching contrast.
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Update - Categorical column and bar charts from metrics queries now have a Group By setting that lets you group data by other dimensions.

January 11, 2021

Alerts

Update - The payload editor for webhook connections provides syntax highlighting, indentation, and validation.

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