We’ve just incorporated the Journald into our arsenal of collectible log sources. Journald Discovery brings all your systemd service logs under one roof where you can granularly define log shipping rules by including/excluding specific services.
Needless to say, we’ve made sure it works seamlessly in all environments. You’re deploying your workloads in Kubernetes but still want to grab Journald logs from worker nodes? No problem!
With Kubernetes Logs Discovery, setting up cluster-wide logs aggregation and parsing becomes a no-brainer!
Kubernetes Logs Discovery surfaces all containerized services and classifies them into corresponding groups. You can then instantly start shipping logs or define more advanced filtering criteria by pod labels.
Podman is a drop-in replacement for the Docker container engine bringing some interesting features like the ability to switch between root/rootless modes for stringent security isolation.
To start monitoring your podman containers, head to the agent installation or update instructions in the Sematext Cloud US or EU region. Sematext will dig out valuable podman metrics including memory and CPU utilization, disk I/O stats, and network metrics.
How do you use Sematext to monitor the web sites in your intranet? How do you monitor APIs behind your firewall? We’re proud to announce the availability of private agents for Synthetics Apps on Standard and Pro plans. You can now run Synthetics Monitors from your own private locations. This allows you to monitor services that are behind firewalls, or otherwise not reachable from our servers.
To get started take a look at Private Locations.
From today you can select your personal preferences on the account level. These settings include customizing chart presets for charts and time formats across your entire account.
The values you set in the user preferences will be applied across all charts, but you can still edit these chart settings on the component-level.
We’ll be adding more user preferences soon! Stay tuned for updates.
With Synthetics you can now create public status pages where your users can check the status of your service. When there are issues with your service, you can publish information about the incident directly to the status page. Your users can check the status page manually or subscribe to the incident RSS feed. Here is the key functionality:
- Percent uptime
- Markdown support, so you can embed custom and nicely formatted content
- Adding, updating, and resolving incidents
- Incidents for scheduled maintenance can be created ahead of time
- One can subscribe to an RSS feed to be notified of new incidents
- Automatic 60-second refresh
- Support for multiple status pages
- Custom domain names, so you can have status.yourcompany.com for example
Any services that are monitored with Synthetics can be automatically added to the status page for uptime monitoring.
We now use Synthetics for our own official status page at status.sematext.com. This is also a good example of cross-datacenter monitoring. Sematext Cloud US monitors Sematext Cloud EU, and vice versa.
The Sematext Infra App integration and its functionality is now available to all Sematext Cloud users!
Infra Apps act as a storage for metrics, processes and events related to your bare-metal, virtual machine and container infrastructure. Your whole core infrastructure will be monitored through Infra Apps.
Infra Apps will also absorb all container-related functionality and reports that were previously part of the Docker integration which is getting retired.
As part of that all Docker integration users will have their Docker Apps automatically converted to Infra Apps, while keeping their names intact. Their plans will be kept as well. If your Docker App was on a Standard plan, it will stay on the Standard plan after this conversion. The price remains the same and all container usage will from now on be charged through Infra Apps.
Infra Apps that were created while they were still in Beta will now be assigned a free plan to avoid any unwanted billing. To gain access to paid features, like no host or container limits, longer data retention, no alert rule limits and similar, you can upgrade any of your Infra Apps to a paid plan at any point.
There are no changes to any other integrations.
As always, due to the flexible nature of the Sematext Cloud pricing model, you can still choose a different plan for each of the Apps you own depending on your needs.
Check the documentation to learn more about Infra Apps.
After containerd joined the family of monitoring integrations, we’re following the trend and expanding our container monitoring capabilities with cri-o container runtime support. cri-o aims to deliver a native container runtime for Kubernetes workloads.
To start monitoring your cri-o containers, install the latest version of Sematext Agent. You can dig out valuable cri-o metrics including memory and CPU utilization, disk I/O stats, and network metrics.
Node.js is more than twice as commonly seen in containerized environments than in non-containerized environments. We listened to our customers and decided to enhance the ability of our Node.js agent to gather container-related metadata and tags.
You’ll now be able to filter and group metrics by a set of container-specific tags:
These tags are collected no matter which containerized environment you are using. Everything is supported, anything from Docker, Docker Swarm, and Kubernetes.
When you install the latest version of Sematext Agent it will provide you with information about all log files and containers discovered on the host where it was installed. Its comprehensive log patterns catalog structures the raw log events into events with meaningful fields out of the box making them suitable for dashboarding and the creation of precise alert rules.
The new Discovery (or this Discovery if you use Sematext Cloud EU) gives you a unified control plane that enables you to instantly see all of your log files and services that are producing them. You can configure automatic log shipping with just a few clicks directly from the UI.
To get started with Logs Discovery, install the latest version of Sematext Agent. If you want to learn more about Logs Discovery, head to our docs. Once your log sources are discovered head over to Discovery (or EU Discovery if you use Sematext EU).
Happy log digging!