Release notes

This page documents production updates to Stackdriver. You can periodically check this page for announcements about new or updated features, bug fixes, known issues, and deprecated functionality.

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May 21, 2019

Stackdriver Kubernetes Engine Monitoring is now generally available. Users of the legacy Stackdriver support for monitoring and logging for Google Kubernetes Engine are encouraged to migrate to Stackdriver Kubernetes Engine Monitoring as soon as possible.

May 8, 2019

Stackdriver Profiler release notes: Java 11 is now supported. For more information, see Profiling Java code.

Stackdriver Error Reporting release notes: Error events written to ReportedErrorEvent generate properly formatted error messages in Stackdriver Logging.

May 2, 2019

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: Stackdriver Workspace creation is now a one-step operation. For more information, go to Getting a Workspace quickly.

April 25, 2019

Stackdriver Kubernetes Engine Monitoring (beta): Metadata label fields change when you upgrade your Google Kubernetes Engine clusters to GKE 1.12.6 or higher. This change impacts sinks, logs-based metrics, or log exclusion set up which use the metadata.systemLabels or metadata.userLabels fields. For more information about these changes, go to the release notes.

April 23, 2019

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: The OpenCensus library is now generally available as the official library for user-defined metrics in Stackdriver Monitoring. The Custom metrics with OpenCensus page includes samples in Go, Java, Node.js, and Python.

April 23, 2019

Stackdriver Logging release notes: The maximum size of a log entry has been increased to 256 KB from 100 KB. For details on logging usage limits, go to Quotas and limits.

March 26, 2019

Stackdriver Profiler release notes: Stackdriver Profiler is now generally available. Stackdriver Profiler lets you analyze and understand the performance of your Go, Java, Node.js or Python applications. For more information, see About Stackdriver Profiler.

March 18, 2019

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: The Uptime Configuration API is now complete and GA. The API, part of the Stackdriver Monitoring API, lets you create, edit and manage uptime checks.

March 15, 2019

Stackdriver agents are subject to an updated deprecation policy. As part of this transition, the next major version of the Stackdriver Monitoring and Stackdriver Logging agents will stop supporting operating systems that are at the end of their lifecycle, as well as some third-party agent plugins.

March 12, 2019

Stackdriver Profiler release notes: Python is now supported. For more information, see Profiling Python code.

February 28, 2019

Stackdriver Profiler release notes: The new Color mode filter option lets you color the flame graph frames by package name, by the metric consumption of the function, or by the metric consumption of the function and its children. For more information, see Color mode.

February 8, 2019

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: The Stackdriver Monitoring Agent now supports Ubuntu 18.04 LTS ("Bionic Beaver").

January 22, 2019

Stackdriver Logging release notes: In the Stackdriver Logging API, log sinks, metrics, and exclusions have two new output-only fields: create time and last update time. See LogSink for an example. If this information isn't available for older resources, these fields aren't present.

January 18, 2019

Stackdriver Error Reporting release notes: Error detection for Python applications has been improved. You might see more newly detected error groups or receive more notifications.

December 18, 2018

Stackdriver Trace release notes: Trace list now limits HTTP method and HTTP status matches to trace root spans. See Filter traces for more details.

Stackdriver Trace release notes: You can now filter traces for analysis reports by the full URI, by the URI prefix, or by using trace filters. See Create a new analysis report for details.

December 7, 2018

Stackdriver Profiler release notes: Go 1.11 for App Engine standard environment is now supported. For more information, see Profiling Go code.

December 6, 2018

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: A new mechanism to collect monitoring data from Prometheus clients is available.

December 5, 2018

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: Documentation for using OpenCensus to capture custom metrics in Java applications is now available. See Custom metrics with OpenCensus for more information.

December 3, 2018

Stackdriver Logging release notes: The Logs Viewer has a new option to display a log entry in its resource context. It can also pin a log entry while allowing you to change the display context. See Viewing Logs for details.

November 16, 2018

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: The new UI for creating alerting policies is now complete and Generally Available.

November 1, 2018

Stackdriver Logging release notes: You can now view error and success metrics for your log sinks using export system metrics.

October 31, 2018

Stackdriver Trace release notes: Stackdriver Trace enforces consumption-based pricing as of November 1, 2018 at 00:00 PDT. For more information, see Stackdriver Pricing.

Stackdriver Trace release notes: On November 1, 2018, Stackdriver Trace begins enforcing a daily trace spans ingestion quota. See Stackdriver Trace Quotas & Limits for details.

October 19, 2018

Stackdriver Logging release notes: You can now link from certain App Engine request logs to a detailed trace that explains the request's latency. You can also filter log entries according to their latencies, and if they contain detailed trace data viewable by Stackdriver Trace. See Viewing latency in Trace for details.

October 10, 2018

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: A new UI for creating alerting policies is available in Beta.

October 1, 2018

Stackdriver Logging release notes: The Logs Viewer can now download up to 300 log entries in JSON or CSV format. See Viewing Logs for details.

September 19, 2018

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: Stackdriver Kubernetes Monitoring (Beta) for Kubernetes version 1.10.6, restores managed support for Kubernetes Monitoring and supports upgrading your existing clusters.

September 18, 2018

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: The legends for charts have been significantly improved, now permitting multiple user-specified columns.

September 14, 2018

Stackdriver Logging release notes: The format of service account names for older log sinks is being changed so that all log sinks will have consistent service account names. This naming format has already been applied to project-level sinks on BigQuery, Cloud Pub/Sub, and Cloud Storage permission pages. In the coming weeks, this naming format will apply to organization-level sinks and folder-level sinks, and to sinks listed on the Logs Exports page in the Logs Viewer. There are no associated changes to functionality or granted permissions.

September 10, 2018

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: "Stackdriver accounts" have been renamed "Workspaces" to reflect their use as a "single pane of glass" through which you view resources from multiple projects and AWS accounts. There is no change in their functionality, but we have improved the documentation for them. For more information, see Workspaces.

September 5, 2018

Stackdriver Trace release notes Billing enforcement for Trace has been postponed to November 1, 2018, rather than the previously announced date of Sepember 30, 2018. You can now estimate your bill for your usage of Trace, according to the new pricing and in advance of billing enforcement. See Estimating your bills for details.

August 2, 2018

Stackdriver Profiler release notes: You can now filter profiles to look at the most expensive subset.

July 25, 2018

Stackdriver Logging release notes: Audit logs exports to BigQuery now feature a compact format. On March 1, 2019, the older extended format will be removed.

July 24, 2018

Stackdriver Profiler release notes: You can now compare two profiles that differ by end time, zone, or service version.

June 29, 2018

On July 1, 2018 at 00:00 PDT, Stackdriver switches to consumption-based pricing. For more information, see Stackdriver Pricing.

June 26, 2018

Stackdriver Logging release notes: You can now immediately disable all logs ingestion. For instructions, see Stopping all logs ingestion.

June 19, 2018

Stackdriver Logging release notes: Google Cloud Storage logs streaming time has been reduced.

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: To minimize the AWS permissions you give to Stackdriver, see Minimal AWS Permissions.

June 18, 2018

Between June 18, 2018 at 06:00 PDT and July 1, 2018 at 00:00 PDT, your use of Stackdriver is free. The service tiers have been removed, and you can experience all features without incurring costs. Thereafter, Stackdriver switches to consumption-based pricing. For more information, see Upcoming Pricing.

June 12, 2018

Stackdriver Logging release notes: You can now enable and configure your Data Access audit logs using the GCP console. For details, see Configuring Data Access logs.

May 24, 2018

Any Stackdriver free trials created after May 29, 2018 will expire on June 30, 2018. After June 30, 2018, free trials will be replaced with a free monthly allocation of logs and metrics. For more information about Stackdriver's new consumption-based pricing, see Stackdriver Upcoming Pricing.

May 23, 2018

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: Custom charts and pages for resource groups are now limited to 25 charts.

May 22, 2018

You can now estimate your bill for your usage of Logging and Monitoring, according to the new pricing and in advance of billing enforcement. See Estimating your bills for details.

May 21, 2018

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: A new UI for creating conditions in alerting policies is available in Beta.

May 15, 2018

Stackdriver Profiler release notes: A new filter added to Profiler lets you analyze the performance characteristics of a specific function in more depth.

May 11, 2018

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: Loading dashboards now requires additional IAM permissions in any custom roles.

May 8, 2018

Stackdriver Logging release notes: You can now add custom fields to your Logs Viewer log-entry summary lines.

May 2, 2018

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: Stackdriver Kubernetes Monitoring is released in Beta. This opt-in release includes new monitored resource types and new metrics.

April 26, 2018

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: Support for documentation associated with alerting policies and for notification email messages have been improved.

April 19, 2018

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: Boolean metrics can now be queried and charted.

April 17, 2018

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: The Using Alerting Policies documentation has been updated include sample code and to remove some obsolete information.

April 10, 2018

Stackdriver Logging release notes: You can now enable structured logging for certain log inputs when installing the Logging agent.

April 4, 2018

Stackdriver Trace release notes: The Trace Viewer now lets you see trace spans for related Google Cloud Platform projects in one view.

March 28, 2018

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: Stackdriver has reduced the loading time for charts.

Stackdriver Profiler release notes: Stackdriver Profiler is released in Beta.

Stackdriver Trace release notes: Stackdriver Trace Data Access audit logs are now Generally Available.

March 26, 2018

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: A new option on the Dashboards menu, Public Charts, lets you see and manage a list of all the shared charts.

March 12, 2018

Beginning on June 30, 2018, Stackdriver is switching to consumption-based pricing, including revised quotas. For more information, see Stackdriver Upcoming Pricing.

Stackdriver Logging release notes: Logging data retention has been increased to 30 days for all projects.

March 8, 2018

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: The AlertPolicy and NotificationChannels APIs are now in Beta release.

February 27, 2018

Stackdriver Trace release notes: Stackdriver Trace now supports associations between trace spans and logs entries. Scrolling in the Trace Viewer has been improved.

February 1, 2108

Stackdriver Logging release notes: The Logging agent now supports partial success for logs ingestion.

January 29, 2018

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: The Stackdriver email reports have been improved.

January 17, 2018

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: The Stackdriver Monitoring agent on Windows now shows up in the system process list as StackdriverMonitoring.

January 12, 2018

Stackdriver Trace release notes: Sub-millisecond resolution for Trace spans is now shown.

January 9, 2018

Stackdriver Trace release notes: Span annotations and message events written with Stackdriver Trace API v2 are now shown.

Jaunary 8, 2018

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: The performance of the Stackdriver dashboards and charts has been improved, and the chart-building interfaces are now consistent.

December 19, 2017

Stackdriver Error Reporting release notes: Improved error triage workflow. Resolution Status features are now Generally Available.

December 14, 2017

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: Changes to the Alerts > Events page.

December 13, 2017

Stackdriver Logging release notes: Filtering logs by time range is now available.

November 29, 2017

Stackdriver Logging release notes: Logs-based metrics are now Generally Available.

Stackdriver Logging release notes: Change to logging agent installation instructions.

Stackdriver Logging release notes: Fixes for U.K. daylight savings time transition in Logs Viewer.

November 29, 2017

Stackdriver Logging release notes: Logs-based metrics are now Generally Available.

Stackdriver Logging release notes: Change to logging agent installation instructions.

Stackdriver Logging release notes: Fixes for U.K. daylight savings time transition in Logs Viewer.

November 8, 2017

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: The Monitoring agent on Linux and Windows VM instances now reports unrecognized metrics.

November 5, 2017

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: Documentation for the deprecated Cloud Monitoring API v2 has been removed.

November 3, 2017

Stackdriver Debugger release notes: Limitations in the Beta release for debugging Go applications on Compute Engine.

November 1, 2017

Stackdriver Logging release notes: Pricing update: Billing for logs overages will begin March 31, 2018. This date extends the one that was previously communicated to give Stackdriver customers more time to apply the exclusion filters feature. For more information, see Stackdriver Pricing.

October 31, 2017

Stackdriver Trace release notes: The Trace API v2 is now in Beta release.

October 30, 2017

Stackdriver Logging release notes: Logging Exclusion Filters are now Generally Available.

October 24, 2017

Stackdriver Logging release notes: The gcloud logging command group is now Generally Available.

October 18, 2017

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: Creating custom metrics from collectd and StatsD is now in Beta release.

October 16, 2017

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: The Uptime Config API and metrics are now in Beta release.

October 2, 2017

Stackdriver Trace release notes: Parent-child relationships shown.

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: New createTimeSeries behavior.

September 13, 2017

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: Object Stores dashboard removed.

September 12, 2017

Stackdriver Logging release notes: Extended retention of Admin Activity audit logs; Logging agent update.

September 8, 2017

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: New metrics and monitoring capabilities are available in Beta release for HTTP(S) Load Balancing, Cloud Interconnect, and Cloud Endpoint APIs.

August 31, 2017

The free per-project allotment of logs is being increased from 5 GB to 50 GB. Beginning December 1, 2017, we will enforce the new limits and begin charging for logs kept in Stackdriver Logging above the limits. For more information, see Stackdriver Pricing.

Stackdriver Logging release notes: Update to logs-based metrics; exclusion filters for managing your logs.

August 23, 2017

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: Filters for custom dashboards and resource lists.

Stackdriver Logging release notes: Aggregated exports; changes to timestamp handling.

July 10, 2017

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: IAM support for Stackdriver MonitoringStackdriver Profiler release notes is now GA. Windows Server 2016 support. Windows process metrics.

Stackdriver Logging release notes: Custom IAM roles. V1 API turndown status.

June 5, 2017

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: Support for Singapore region; improvements to uptime checks.

Stackdriver Trace release notes: Advanced trace filters.

Stackdriver Error Reporting release notes: IAM roles.

Stackdriver Logging release notes: Important changes when exporting audit logs to BigQuery. Improvements to Apps Script logging and to the Logs Viewer.

May 2017

Stackdriver Logging release notes: Aggregated logs exports, new date for v1 API turndown, new resource types.

Cloud Audit Logging: Data access logs are available.

April 2017

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: v2beta2 API turndown announced. New metrics and resource types.

Cloud Audit Logging: New resource types.

March 31, 2017

Stackdriver Logging release notes: v1 API turndown; Logging agent installation on Windows (Beta).

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: Time-shifting view in line charts (Beta); support for Cloud Machine Learning Engine, Cloud Spanner, and Cloud Dataflow; performance improvements; Monitoring agent statsd support.

February 6, 2017

Stackdriver Logging release notes: Logs Viewer changes, Logging API quotas, support for non-project logs, deleting logs-based metrics that are in alerting policies.

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: Selectable uptime check regions; Monitoring agent changes.

Stackdriver Trace release notes: Zipkin tracer compatibility; scatter-plot tool.

January 18, 2017

Stackdriver Monitoring: For information about new AWS regions, see the Stackdriver Monitoring release notes.

December 12, 2016

Stackdriver Logging release notes: Logs Viewer v2 migration complete; new "list logs" API methods; new LogEntry fields.

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: Account IDs in URLs.

December 8, 2016

Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: Metrics Explorer (Beta) and incident pages (Beta).

November 21, 2016

Stackdriver Monitoring: For information about a new AWS region, custom metric changes, and new charting options, see the Stackdriver Monitoring release notes.

Stackdriver Logging: For information about ownership of logs by organizations and new sink features, see the Stackdriver Logging release notes.

Stackdriver Error Reporting: For information about some features released before GA (October 20, 2016), see Stackdriver Error Reporting release notes

October 20, 2016

Stackdriver is now Generally Available to Google Cloud Platform customers. Individual features within Stackdriver that are in Alpha or Beta release are marked as such in the documentation.

Pricing: Stackdriver is now available in Basic and Premium service tiers. All existing and new Stackdriver accounts are entered into a 30-day free trial of the Premium Tier. At the end of the trial period, you could lose some functionality you had during the Beta release unless you upgrade to the Premium Tier. For details, see Pricing.

Stackdriver Monitoring: See the Stackdriver Monitoring release notes: API v3 is Generally Available; new metrics; improvements to charting, alerting, and custom metrics; and a new version of the Stackdriver Monitoring agent.

Stackdriver Logging: See the Stackdriver Logging release notes: API v1 is deprecated and API v2 is Generally Available.

Stackdriver Error Reporting: See the Stackdriver Error Reporting release notes: Cloud Functions report unhandled JavaScript exceptions.

Stackdriver Profiler release notes

Stackdriver Trace: See the Stackdriver Trace release notes: new analysis reports.

Stackdriver Debugger: See the Stackdriver Debugger release notes: user interface improvements.

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