Infrastructure Agent Release Notes

Infrastructure Agent Release Notes

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 10:50

Notes

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

Improvements

  • Adds new functionality that will allow sample decoration from integrations that have add_hostname bool flag.

Security Update

  • A security update for the Windows agent corrects an issue where the agent may follow unprivileged hard links or junction folders. Security bulletin NR18-12.

Bug fixes

  • Fix a bug with docker in AWS instances that caused the agent not to report Docker metrics.
  • Fix a bug that was making the agent to log "Plugin not registered" during agent startup.
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 10:50

Notes

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

Improvements

  • Add new improved Windows Storage Sampler based on PDH instead of WMI. This new sampler is faster and more reliable; it is activated by default, to revert to the old one you can set the legacy_storage_sampler option to true.

Bug fixes

  • Fix a bug where some inventory items could disappear.
  • Fix bug with strip_command_line=true that could cause some processes to be discarded in the samples.
  • Fix bug that prevented some inventory items from updating their state when asked for a full reset.
Monday, October 29, 2018 - 10:50

Notes

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

Bug fixes

  • Fixed wrong log message: agent has been offline for 24h0m0s min. Recreating delta store triggered when there hasn't been any deltas to post for more than 24h.
  • Fixed parsing error of who command output when using different locale values.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 15:30

Notes

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

Bug fixes

  • Fixed wrong log message introduced in version 1.0.1017: msg="error flushing inventory to cache" error=<nil>.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 11:02

Notes

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

Improvements

  • Internal instrumentation for tracing custom-attributes
Monday, October 8, 2018 - 15:02

Notes

A new version of the agent has been released, including some improvements and bug fixes. Follow standard procedures to update your Infrastructure agent.

Security Update

  • A security update for the Windows Infrastructure agent corrects an issue where the agent may execute privileged binaries in the system path. Security bulletin NR18-11.

Improvements

  • Add override_hostname and override_hostname_short configuration options, to disable hostname resolution and setting directly these values.

Bug fixes

  • Fix errors with https values on the proxy configuration option. More information can be found in the troubleshooting guide.

  • Fix 'error resolving entity identity' errors in log.

  • Fix some hosts reporting localhost as full hostname.

  • Fix some 0-value samples not being reported, and appeared as "No value" in the UI.

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 15:02

Notes

A new version of the agent has been released, including some improvements and bug fixes. Follow standard procedures to update your Infrastructure agent.

Improvements

  • Added max_procs configuration option to specify the number of logical processors available to the agent. Increasing this value can help to distribute the load between different cores. Default value is 1. If value is set to -1 then it will try to read the environment variable GOMAXPROCS. If that variable is not set then the default value will be the total number of cores available in the host.

  • Added ignore_system_proxy configuration option to make the Agent ignore the environment variables HTTP_PROXY and HTTPS_PROXY

Bug fixes

  • Fixed errors with https values on the proxy configuration option
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 04:02

Notes

A new version of the agent has been released, including some improvements and bug fixes. Follow standard procedures to update your Infrastructure agent.

Improvements

  • We now officially support SLES 12
  • Improved inventory submission reliability

Bug fixes

  • Fixed windows agent storage sample when a specific volume does not have permissions
  • Fixed wrong storage metrics for containerized agent
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 14:00

Notes

A new version of the agent has been released, including some improvements and bug fixes. Follow standard procedures to update your Infrastructure agent.

New features

  • Add Support to Windows ReFS (Resilient FileSystem).

Improvements

  • Windows: optimized collection of processes and services data.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a bug that caused the agent to switch between full and short reported hostname in some configurations.
  • Windows: Fixed a bug that caused custom integrations being executed twice.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 14:41

Notes

A new version of the agent has been released, including some improvements and bug fixes. Follow standard procedures to update your Infrastructure agent.

Improvements

  • Windows: reporting system manufacturer and instance type data.
  • Windows: changed default data directory to C:\ProgramData\New Relic\newrelic-infra (see note at the end).
  • Improved automatic completion of remote entity data for third-party integrations.
  • Added identification headers for HTTP requests to the New Relic metrics ingest server.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed Not a Number errors when serializing some metrics to JSON.

Known issues

  • Windows: https values on the proxy configuration option might cause a proxyconnect error.

Note for windows users

After upgrading the Agent to version 1.0.956, you can manually remove the old C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\New Relic default data folder.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 01:27

Notes

A new version of the agent has been released, including some internal improvements and bug fixes. Follow standard procedures to update your Infrastructure agent.

Improvements

  • Slightly restructured the inventory cache to optimize its behavior when the agent identifier changes.

Bug fixes

  • Windows: Fixed a bug that avoids the submission of some metrics when the user changes the default namespace for Windows management instrumentation.
  • Fixed an error that happens during the configuration parse of some Docker containers.
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 02:23

Notes

A new version of the Windows agent has been released, fixing a security issue that allowed non-privileged users with access to the system to inject configuration arguments to the agent external plugins.

Please see New Relic Security Bulletin NR18-10 for more details.

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 10:37

Notes

A new version of the Infrastructure agent has been released.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed disk usage above 100% in Windows.

  • Fixed previous version bug causing zero values for CPU and IO in the process samples.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 07:53

Notes

A new version of the Infrastructure agent has been released.

Improvements

  • Unix processes are now sampled in a non-blocking manner.

Bug fixes

  • In Linux, solved a bug that prevented the agent submitting the metrics from all the storage devices when reading the data from a single device failed.
  • Fixed negative CPU steal in some old versions of Linux paravirtualized kernels.
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 09:26

Notes

A new version of the agent that fixes some bugs has been released.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a bug that caused the agent to crash in some systems.
  • Fixed an error message that displays after running new on-host integrations for the first time.
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 00:00

Notes

A new version of the agent has been released, which includes a security fix.

Improvements

  • Disabled warning messages when caching new plugins info. The warning messages might have given the impression that there was an error or malfunction where the caching mechanism was working as intended.

Bug fixes

  • Security Bulletin NR18-05: Fixed a security issue in which, under some premises, the process sampler may not strip correctly the command-line information and submit some sensitive data to the Process View.
  • Fixed a problem where if the agent was disconnected for >24 hours and then would reconnect, it would not resend this data to New Relic.
  • Fixed storage metrics calculations on Windows hosts.
  • Fixed inventory of installed programs on Windows hosts, which were not correctly reported since v1.0.859.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 06:10

Notes

New Relic Infrastructure agent builds are available for multiple platforms. See Update the Infrastructure agent for how to download and update the appropriate version of the agent for your platform.

Note also that this is a Linux and Windows release.

Improvements

  • Allow disabling inventory of SELinux modules in hosts where the associated command consumes too much CPU. Set selinux_enable_semodule configuration option to false to disable it while keeping the rest of SELinux plugin features.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a bug that avoided updating the information of a Linux process when its command name changes at runtime, or when a new process starts with a PID that already existed for a previous process.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 09:21

Notes

New Relic Infrastructure agent builds are available for multiple platforms. See Update the Infrastructure agent for how to download and update the appropriate version of the agent for your platform.

Note also that this is a Linux and Windows release.

Improvements

  • Implement Remote Entity for Inventories.
  • Removed Cassandra and Crontab bundled plugin.
  • Updated URLs for region-aware licenses.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a deadlock that happened during Read/Write of large plugin outputs.
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 01:41

Notes

New Relic Infrastructure agent builds are available for multiple platforms. See Update the Infrastructure agent for how to download and update the appropriate version of the agent for your platform.

Note also that this is a Linux and Windows release.

Improvements

  • Prevent multiple instances of an integration from running at the same time.

Bug fixes

  • Fixes issues with possibly corrupt JSON stored in the delta cache due to agent shutting down uncleanly.
  • Security Bulletin NR18-05: Fixes issue introduced in version 1.0.822 where command lines that included arguments that themselves had paths in them would trip up the parser and not properly strip out the command.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 06:49

Notes

New Relic Infrastructure agent builds are available for multiple platforms. See Update the Infrastructure agent for how to download and update the appropriate version of the agent for your platform.

Note also that this is a Linux and Windows release.

Improvements

  • Optimized inventory data gathering performance for sysctls.
  • Updated YAML parsing to be more reliable.
  • Can use dots in the names in inventory prefixes in integrations.

Bug fixes

  • Fixes a potential panic when trying to read network information.

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