Infrastructure agent release notes

Friday, December 18, 2020 - 10:00

Notes

A new version of the agent has been released. Follow standard procedures to update the Infrastructure agent.
New Relic recommends that you upgrade the agent regularly and at a minimum every 3 months.

Changed

  • #274 nri-flex updated to v1.3.8.
  • #272 Drop comments from config files. Env-vars expansion won't take place when those are commented out.
Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 10:00

Notes

A new version of the agent has been released. Follow standard procedures to update the Infrastructure agent.
New Relic recommends that you upgrade the agent regularly and at a minimum every 3 months.

Changed

  • #271 More verbose connectivity error messages.
  • #270 Increase obfuscated provider test coverage.
  • Minor improvements for command-channel:
    • #259 Event submission on command-api run_integration exit including exit-code.
    • #261 Command channel metadata.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 10:00

Notes

A new version of the agent has been released. Follow standard procedures to update the Infrastructure agent.
New Relic recommends that you upgrade the agent regularly and at a minimum every 3 months.

Changed

  • Integration protocol v4:
    • Log entity registration errors / warning only when debug is enabled.
    • Fix logic that checks max entity batch in bytes.
  • #224 Allow list of infrastructure event fields restructured as deny list so that additional fields can be included.
  • #235 Updated HTTP API to support all kind of integration payload versions, added support for exposing integrations API via raw TCP socket.
  • #268 Update curl version to fix CVEs
  • Bundled integrations:
  • Log forwarder:
    • #255 Parser renamed to filter.
    • #255 Removed deprecated folder parameter.

Added

  • Secrets management & environment variables support:
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 10:00

Notes

A new version of the agent has been released. Follow standard procedures to update the Infrastructure agent.

Added

  • #126 The embedded telemetry API, responsible for sending dimensional metrics, now limits the amount of queued entities. This feature tends to avoid memory consumption when metrics can not be submitted.
  • Agent and on-host integrations are now supported on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (focal).

Changed

  • #222 The built-in Docker integration has been updated to version 1.3.3. For more information, see the nri-docker changelog.
  • Log forwarder feature has updated Fluent Bit plugging to version v1.6.3 and Fluent Bit Output for New Relic to v1.4.3. For more information about Logging feature, see our docs.
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 19:00

Notes

A new version of the agent has been released. Follow standard procedures to update the Infrastructure agent.

Added

  • #155 The Infrastructure agent now handles entities' registration errors the following way (Infrastructure SDK v4 protocol):
    • For request errors:
      • Connectivity failure or limit exceeded (429 or 503 status codes) will trigger a retry with an exponential backoff with a maximum backoff of 1 minute.
      • Other types of errors (including bad payload format) will be logged, and data will be discarded.
    • For successful requests (200 status code) containing:
      • Errors: The agent will discard related data.
      • Warnings will be logged.
  • #156 The Infrastructure agent entity registration now batches requests with a maximum of 1000 entities and payloads of 1Mb per call.
  • #123 The embedded telemetry API now splits DM submission by number of entities following requested driven contract limitations. For more informations on the limits, see our docs

Changed

Fixed

  • #203 NFS invalid stats fix.
  • #188 Prometheus summary type calculated as delta value to properly allow average calculation in NRQL.
  • #167 Container processes now correctly filtered as host processes when Process Monitoring is enabled and "include_matching_metrics" rules are defined. For more information about enabling process monitoring and filtering processes, see our documentation.
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 19:00

Notes

A new version of the agent has been released. Follow standard procedures to update the Infrastructure agent.

Added

  • #172 The Infrastructure agent now includes the nri-prometheus v2.2.1 integration embedded with Linux packages and Docker image. For more information about the Prometheus integration, see our docs

  • #152 Integrations with protocol v4 are now being registered and stored in memory by their unique entity name.

  • #125 Improvements in protocol v4 dimensional metric submission.
  • #174 Optional list of CLI arguments when configuration name is used instead of exec.

Fixed

  • #177 The Infrastructure agent now properly handles nested inventory items.
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 19:00

Notes

A new version of the agent has been released. Follow standard procedures to update your Infrastructure agent.

Added

  • #141 Support for prometheus summary and histogram metric types in the infrastructure SDK protocol v4.
  • #145 Integrations based on SDK protocol V4 now submit events with the registered entity ID.
  • #146 Log improvement to increase visibility when troubleshooting service failures.
  • #164 Log forwarder feature supports verbose mode of Fluent Bit when running the agent in verbose mode. This will greatly help when troubleshooting Log Forwarder issues.

For more information about Logging feature, see our docs

Fixed

  • #149 Host might start reporting as different entity when running on the cloud and the cloud API couldn't be reached or returned an error.
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 19:00

Notes

A new version of the agent has been released. Follow standard procedures to update your infrastructure agent.

Added

  • #131 Dimensional metrics will be sent using collector_url configuration for fedRAMP compliance.

Fixed

  • #137 A bug in how collector_url is calculated to be FedRAMP compliance.

For more information FedRAMP compliance, see our docs.

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 17:00

Notes

A new version of the agent has been released. Follow standard procedures to update your infrastructure agent.

Added

  • #53 Dimensional metrics are now processed by the agent, registering entities for them. This feature is disabled under a feature-flag.
  • #90 The log forwarder now captures the name of the file being tailed as Path_Key.
  • #96 The agent now supports accessing secrets from CyberArk either using an HTTP endpoint or the CLI tool.

For more information on secrets management using CyberArk, see our docs.

Fixed

  • #101 Fixed issue where the agent would panic when trying to compact inventory data.

Changed

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 12:00

Notes

A new version of the agent has been released. Follow standard procedures to update your infrastructure agent.

Added

  • #77, #84 The Log Forwarder now supports Winlog events and allows EventID filtering

For more information on the Log Forwarder, see Forward your logs using New Relic Infrastructure (Winlog).

Fixed