What's New? Sysdig Monitor Changelog

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  • August 7, 2017

    Entire infrastructure in explore

    We have updated our Explore feature with a new row at the top labeled as ‘Entire Infrastructure’. This row will provide a global view of your infrastructure and the corresponding drilldown will provide a pre-built dashboard with the relevant scope.
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    Introducing OpenID support

    Customers can now use OpenID to access Sysdig Monitor (SaaS) via SSO. On the login screen click on the OpenID icon before entering the username and password. This will redirect the authentication to the chosen OpenID provider and grant you access upon validation. Please refer to the OpenID customer docs for more details.

    Advanced dashboard scope

    We have introduced advanced operators ‘in’ and ‘not in’ to match for or vs a list of vars while setting the scope to create dashboards.For eg: 1. kubernetes.namespace.name in 'prod, dev' 2. host.ip.public not in '172.20.40.10,172.20.40.12,172.20.40.14'

  • July 31, 2017

    Customizable alert notifications

    Now you can customize your messages for email, Slack and AWS SNS alert notification channels. Both the subject and the body of your message can be tailored to suit your requirements. The subject will contain the name and state of the alert along with an optional text string. The body will contain an optional section for plain text together with the existing default alert notification template. The default template contains information such as metric, scope, trigger conditions and current value, etc along with link to 'Explore event' that takes you back in time when the alert triggered to allow fruther debugging. img

    Advanced dashboard scope

    We have introduced the advanced operators 'in' and 'not in’ to match for or against a list of variables while setting the scope of a dashboard. For eg: 1. kubernetes.namespace.name in 'prod, dev' 2. host.ip.public not in '172.20.40.10,172.20.40.12,172.20.40.14'.

  • July 27, 2017

    Introducing SAML support

    Customers can now use Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) - an open standard data format to exchange authentication and authorization data between an identity provider and service provider. SAML works in conjunction with identity providers like Okta and Onelogin for SSO access to Sysdig Monitor. On the login screen, click on the SAML button before entering the username and password. This will redirect your authentication to the chosen IDP for credentials validation and granting access to the Sysdig Monitor application. Please refer to Sysdig Monitor SAML configuration for more details.

    Organizing metrics and default dashboards

    We've made some improvements to help you find the information you are looking for faster. Now, your metrics are organized based on its data source - host, containers, app checks, StatsD, system or network just to name a few. For eg. all the StatsD metrics for MongoDB - mongo.statsd.conn, mongo.statsd.delete - will be grouped under StatsD while viewing 'MongoDB' app metrics. We've renamed the 'Views' to 'Default dashboards' although the functionality remains the same: you can continue to use pre-built dashboards to visualize all the data for your cloud providers, orchestrators, applications, networks, hosts and containers and services. img

    Alert on events

    You can set alerts for specific events to monitor your containers, orchestrators and services. Here we inspect specific events such as pods / containers killed, restarts or software deployments and monitor threshold limits for each of these events - for example: trigger an alert if any of your pods generate a CrashLoopBackOff event. Like on metric alerts, you can use the usual channels - Email, Slack, Pagerduty, Amazon SNS, OpsGenie - to get your alert notifications. img

  • Jul 5, 2017

    Advanced Y-axis settings on graphs

    Time series graphs have received quite a few improvements on how they handle Y-axis settings: you can decide between fixed (as it was now) or dynamic range; linear, logarithmic or exponential scale and also show multiple axes when visualizing multiple metrics. img

  • May 29, 2017

    Saving dashboard changes

    From now on, when you do any layout change in your own or shared with you dashboards, you will have to explicitly save changes or discard them. No need to freak out anymore when you edit a layout by mistake! Changes will be saved as a custom layout.

  • May 23, 2017

    Changes in Default Team

    If you are using Teams, you should notice that Default Team has been renamed to Admin Team. In addition, now you can configure on Settings > Teams the default team for any new user. The idea behind this change is to automatically place new users in a restricted access group.

  • May 08, 2017

    New alerting UI

    Now creating an alert is easier than ever! A wizard will guide you through the process of creating a new alert based on Uptime, a Metric, an Event, Anomaly Detection or Group Outlier. Then, defining the alert will consist of selecting which metric you want to alert on (a), the scope (b) and the trigger conditions (c) with threshold and wait time. Once done that, you will be able to configure notification settings and activate Sysdig captures as usual.img

  • May 08, 2017

    New time-series graphs

    Time-series graphs engine has been updated. Now the legend appears on the right hand side or as an overlay when the panel is small. A more compact and clean look while you can quickly identify the metric you want just going over the legend entry.img

  • Apr 28, 2017

    Copying across Teams

    Who doesn't like automation? Now you can copy the dashboards and alerts that you have already created to the different Teams in your account. And if they don't have access to the defined scope they will get a warning to update that setting!

  • Apr 28, 2017

    Improved tables in Views

    Table panels available in Explore Tab Views now show all available data instead of just the top 20 results. Tables are paginated and it is possible to search through them. You can find these tables in Connections, File Systems or Top Processes Views to name a few places.

  • Apr 18, 2017

    Introducing Suggest mode

    Tired of seeing pre-built views that aren't relevant to the metrics you collect? Hide 'em! Suggest mode does just that. Turn it on in Labs

  • Apr 16, 2017

    Enhanced Docker Swarm support

    Docker Swarm fan? Check out our new enhanced dashboards, explore views, and tagging for Swarm. We'll see your stacks, services, tasks and other properties! Read more on How to Monitor Docker Swarm.

  • Apr 14, 2017

    Global Scope in (Beta) Fast Dashboards

    If you're on our Fast Dashboards Beta (turn it on in Labs, you can now easily adjust the scope of a dashboard! All panels within the dashboard will be updated with the globally defined scope automatically although you can always go to each one individually and customize it back.

  • Apr 13, 2017

    Support URL change

    Sysdig support is now located at (https://www.sysdig.com/support). Please bookmark the new address.

  • Mar 20, 2017

    Sysdig Monitor

    Sysdig Cloud has a new name! As of today, it's officially called Sysdig Monitor. Both the SaaS version and the On-Prem version fall under the Sysdig Monitor umbrella. Same great products, new name!img

  • Jan 18, 2017

    Add new panels to dashboards

    Now new panels (widgets) can be added to dashboards directly within the dashboard view. Along with this one more dashboard usability improvements are on the way!

  • Jan 17, 2017

    New Sysdig Monitor agent version: 0.50.0

    A new agent version has been published. This version brings Oracle Linux support with pre-compiled kernel modules, improved Mesos support and some bugfixes. Don't forget to update your agents!

  • Jan 13, 2017

    Improved scope in alerts logic

    More flexibility has been introduced on alerts logic. Now you can scope the alert using the Aggregated across clause with modifiers that go beyond simple boolean logic and offer more complex array checks or regular expressions. The available operators are: IS, IS NOT, IN, NOT IN, CONTAINS, DOES NOT CONTAIN, STARTS WITH. Usage examples are scoping an alert based on the hostname matching a regexp or HTTP response code is not 200.

  • Jan 7, 2017

    Faster dashboards

    We just released major performance and usability improvements to the dashboards section: up to 10x faster dashboards! Also now you can see dynamic markers on the charts. To enable these go to Settings > Sysdig Labs. More to come, stay tuned!

  • Dec 23, 2016

    New alert configuration UI

    The alert configuration interface has been redesigned to make easier and more straightforward to configure alert parameters. We’ve focused on highlighting the most important elements of defining an alert, and have significantly improved the language around time aggregation. For troubleshooting, Sysdig captures now default to 15 seconds.img

  • Dec 16, 2016

    Dashboard configurable scopes

    Now each panel in any dashboard can individually set its metrics scope. Click on the gear icon on the panel and a configuration UI like in alerts will allow you to set the conditions that define the metrics included in the panel.img

  • Dec 15, 2016

    New time navigation dialog

    Time navigation UI has been improved to make it easier to jump back and forward in time, selecting different graphing periods or introducing exactly the date you want to visualize before rendering the dashboard.

  • Dec 7, 2016

    Rate aggregation available

    A new rate aggregation setting is available in addition to existing Average, Sum and Min/Max options. Rate returns the average value of the metric across the time period being evaluated. This is typically used in always increasing counter metrics like network traffic, file I/O, etc.

  • Dec 1, 2016

    New metrics limits

    We have released a new version of Sysdig Monitor agent 0.47.0 that increases the number of metrics we can handle, particularly interesting in scenarios using JMX that can sample down to 10 seconds. The new default limits are 300 beans per process, 500 metrics per process and 500 metrics per host. This version also brings container.image.id tag support. Update instructions.

  • Nov 28, 2016

    New filesystem usage metrics

    Two new metrics allow to better monitor mounted filesystem usage. fs.root.used.percent contains the usage of the root filesystem while fs.largest.used.percent is the usage of the largest file system. Explore view tabs have been updated to include these metrics instead of the previous fs.used.percent that was the sum of all filesystems in use.

  • Nov 15, 2016

    Enhanced Mesos support

    The new Sysdig Monitor agent 0.43.0 supports token based authentication in addition to Basic authentication for DC/OS Enterprise. Also metric collection works through HTTPS now.

    Custom App checks per container configuration

    Sysdig Monitor agent 0.43.0 provides a way to define custom App checks configuration for every container. This allows to delegate monitoring configuration to the application teams. A variable called SYSDIG_AGENT_CONF will be checked for each monitored process, its parents and the Docker container. The value of this variable should follow the same syntax than on dragent.yaml, for example ENV SYSDIG_AGENT_CONF {app_checks: [{ name: redisdb, pattern: {comm: redis-server}, conf: { host: 127.0.0.1, port: 6379, password: protected} }] }.

  • Oct 17, 2016

    New Feature RSS Feed Available

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    Sysdig Status Page now Live

    We want you to always have the latest on Sysdig Monitor's uptime status, performance, and recent events. We've now launched a status page where we'll keep you continually updated.

    OpsGenie notification channel

    We now have a native alerting integration with OpsGenie. Add it to your list of alerting channels today! img

  • September 28, 2016

    Alert Resolved Notifications

    You can now receive a notification whenever an alert condition is resolved. You choose if you'd like the notification for a manual resolve or when the condition subsides. Resolved notifications are configured per alert channel in your settings .img

    Webhook notification channel

    Programmatically integrate your alerts with your other systems using a webhook notification. With a webhook, you can post the body of an alert to any API. You can then use that to consume alerts, or trigger any follow-on behavior you'd like. Read more here. img

  • September 19, 2016

    New Service Views

    We've created new views that allow you to assess the health of a service at a glance. Simply select a row in the Explore table, and then search for the service views within the view panel below.img

  • August 23, 2016

    New Kubernetes Metadata

    We now support additional Kubernetes metadata for deployments, replicasets, and daemonsets. Use them just like you would any other tag within Sysdig. Enjoy!

  • August 16, 2016

    VictorOps

    We now have a native alerting integration with VictorOps. Add it to your list of alerting channels today! img

  • July 20, 2016

    New multi-channel alerting

    Your alerts are too good for just one Slack channel, or one email address. Now configure fine-grained alerting channels with as many notification endpoints as you like across multiple Slack channels, PagerDuty channels, email addresses, SNS topics, with VictorOps and OpsGenie coming shortly!
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    Simplified Kubernetes master installation

    We've further improved our Kubernetes master monitoring and installation through better detection of ports and auto-selection of the correct sysdig agent to monitor with. We recommend that Kubernetes users update their install. Read more here.

  • July 7, 2016

    Introducing SysdigBot - a Slack router

    Deploy SysdigBot and start talking to your monitoring system. SysdigBot allows you to add a custom event to Sysdig via Slack, and even can listen on a channel and turn every message into a Sysdig Monitor event! Read more here. img

    Compare to now

    We've always provided the ability to compare data "in the past" to "now". But we've made it simpler to compare data around an event. Simply go to the Events tab and select an event. Click on "Compare to now" and see the event in historical context as well as right now, in the same view.img

  • July 6, 2016

    Auto-complete in alert scopes

    We've made creating alerts a bit easier for you by adding auto-complete to alert scopes. After you select a tag and begin typing a value, we'll use our super powers to give you the options that match. Go ahead and try it by creating a new alert right now! img

  • June 3, 2016

    Container Resource Limit Metrics

    Container monitoring tools typically give you container resource utilization metrics in terms of the amount of total host resources being used by the container. But what if you want to know how much of a container's allocated resources are in use? Starting today, you can! Sysdig Monitor has added new metrics for CPU shares and quota, and memory and swap limits. Now if you've got noisey neighbor containers that are bumping up against or even exceding their limits, you'll be the first to know. Be sure to check out the new "CPU/Memory (Containers)" and "Container Limits" views as well.

    Read more in our blog post: Monitoring Greedy Containers

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  • May 25, 2016

    Docker and Kubernetes Events

    We recently introduced Custom Events as a way for Sysdig Monitor to ingest any type of event and correlate that with your metrics. We’ve now expanded this platform to offer built-in support for native events from Docker and Kubernetes. A default set of Docker and Kubernetes warning events are now automatically collected by the Sysdig agent container. These events will appear in your event stream and will be overlaid on your charts. Event settings are also fully configurable, if you’d like to see a more or less robust event stream: see the docs for more info.img

  • May 23, 2016

    New Kubernetes Metrics

    Three new Kubernetes metrics are now automatically supported by Sysdig Monitor:

    • Pod restarts: the number of times a container inside a pod has been restarted
    • Replicas desired: the number of desired replicas for a replication controller
    • Replicas running: the number of running replicas for a replication controller

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    iNode Metrics

    Sysdig Monitor now automatically collects iNode metrics - these should match essentially what you'd see in 'df -i'. Try segmenting by fs.mountDir to see any metric broken down by file system.img

  • April 27, 2016

    Sysdig + Slack

    What's our favorite movie? Slack to the Future. What's our favorite song? Baby got Slack. What's our favorite board game? Slackgammon. That's right: Sysdig now integrates with our favorite chat tool: Slack! Just go to your Notifications settings, and in a few clicks you'll be routing Sysdig Monitor alerts directly to the Slack channel of your choice.img

  • April 18, 2016

    Sysdig Monitor API

    Sysdig Monitor now offers a comprehensive API with a handy Python client wrapper. Choose from our extensive list of pre-built example scripts for common functionality like marking custom events, triggering sysdig captures, enabling/disabling alerts, creating dashboards + alerts, and exporting metrics. Or build your own advanced functionality using the Python library, or the underlying REST API itself.

  • April 13, 2016

    Custom Events

    Sysdig Monitor can now ingest any custom event you want, including code deploys, auto-scaling activities, business level actions, etc. Sysdig Monitor will automatically overlay these events on charts and graphs, for easy correlation with your performance data. Check out the support page for a quick guide to sending custom events to Sysdig Monitor.img

  • April 5, 2016

    Multi-condition Alerting

    Sysdig Monitor now supports "advanced" alert thresholds with multiple conditions. Want to get an alert only if cpu AND memory are high? Now you can do that. Want to combine 15 different conditions with arbitrary boolean logic? You can do that too :) Check out "advanced mode" when configuring your next alert, and read the reference docs to learn more about the advanced threshold syntax.img

  • March 3, 2016

    In-app "What's New" Updates

    If you're reading this, then you've already found this new feature :) We release new functionality into Sysdig Monitor all the time, and we want to help you take advantage of the latest and greatest. Starting now, new feature releases will be documented in the app, as well as on our support website. Any time there are new features in Sysdig Monitor, you'll see a friendly red dot appear on the help menu icon. Click it and find out what's new!img

  • March 2, 2016

    New Orchestration Tool Views and Groups: Docker Compose, Kubernetes, Mesos/Marathon, Amazon ECS

    Sysdig Monitor now supports monitoring Docker orchestration tools, including Compose, Swarm and the brand new Docker DataCenter and Universal Control Plane (UCP). Check out new Docker oriented Grouping Presets and Views. We've also pushed new and updated Views for other orchestration tools including Kubernetes, Mesos, Marathon, and Amazon's ECS.img

    Explore Table Column Customization

    Your Explore table is now customizable: you can now add any metric or metadata as a new column. Create the perfect overview for your infrastructure and dig down in from there. Note, you can also now resize, reorganize, and remove columns as needed.img

  • February 18, 2016

    Events in Charts

    Alert events now appear directly on your charts! Just hover over the indicator bar to get detailed information on the alert. Now it's easy to correlate behavior in your metrics with relevant alerts. For an example check out: Correlating alerts in container environments. Note: stay tuned for custom event notifications (eg. code pushes) coming soon!img

    Number Panels

    New dashboard panels! These colorful little dashboard panels display single numbers in big, easily readable fonts. Thresholds can be customized for drop-dead simple red/yellow/green status boards. Read Better Container Monitoring with the Number Panel to learn how to utilize the number panel in your Dashboards!img

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