Release notes

This page provides a combined list of the release notes for products in Google Cloud's operations suite. You can periodically check these page for announcements about new or updated features, bug fixes, known issues, and deprecated functionality.

You can also see find the release notes for each separate product on the following pages:

You can see the latest product updates for all of Google Cloud on the Google Cloud release notes page.

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November 25, 2020

Cloud Monitoring

If you created Slack notification channels after November 20, 2020, your channels are not receiving notifications. For information about resolving this issue, see Adding the Monitoring app to a Slack channel.

November 16, 2020

Cloud Monitoring

A new dashboard editor is available in Preview. The new editor lets you create and edit all dashboard widget types, including gauges, scorecards, and text boxes. With mosaic-mode, you can resize and reposition widgets. The configuration tabs - Basic, Advanced, MQL - let you choose how you want to configure your widgets. For more information, see Custom dashboards.

November 13, 2020

Cloud Logging

You can now use the Share link button in the Logs Explorer to create and share a shortened URL of your current query. For more information, see Using the Logs Explorer.

November 09, 2020

Cloud Monitoring

Monitoring Query Language (MQL) adds Preview support for macros. For more information, see MQL macros.

November 06, 2020

Cloud Logging

By using the new gcloud command and API for live tailing, you can now stream your logs in real time as your applications write them to the Cloud Logging API. To learn more, see Live tailing log entries.

November 05, 2020

Cloud Logging

Beta release: You can set the region in which you want to store your logs data. For information about this feature, refer to the Regionalization documentation.

Cloud Monitoring

Enhancements to the VM Details page. A new Event Timeline shows important events as bars on a timeline. Hovering over any event bar displays summary information about the event and provides a link to the Incident Details page for the event.

October 28, 2020

Cloud Logging

You can now create sinks from within the Logs Explorer and Logs Router pages. To learn more, see Exporting logs with the Google Cloud Console.

To help you understand your logs volume and usage within the context of your Logs Buckets, the Resource Usage page has been moved to the Logs Storage page, which now contains your resource usage information. To learn more, see Tracking logs usage.

October 26, 2020

Cloud Monitoring

Enhancements to the pre-configured Compute Engine VM Instances dashboard. The inventory table now includes a Logging Agent Status column, and the Logging agent can be installed by using a UI workflow from the table.

October 22, 2020

Cloud Logging

Cloud Logging now calculates logs-based metrics from both ingested and excluded logs. In other words, you can now calculate logs-based metrics from logs without ingesting them into a Logs Bucket.

This change started rolling out October 18, 2020 and will finish rolling out October, 30 2020.

For more information, see Overview of logs-based metrics.

Logs Views are now available in Preview. Using Logs Views, you can control who has access to the logs within your Logs Buckets. For more information on this feature, refer to the Managing Logs Views guide.

October 20, 2020

Cloud Logging

Recent queries is now generally available (GA). To learn more, go to Recent queries.

October 19, 2020

Cloud Logging

In the Logs Explorer you can now download your logs in JSON and CSV to your computer, Google Drive, or view them in a new tab. To learn more, see Downloading logs.

October 15, 2020

Cloud Operations Suite

The Ops Agent is now available in Preview. Ops Agent provides a single agent to collect logs and metrics on Compute Engine instances.

Note that the Ops Agent uses new configuration files that are not compatible with the standalone Cloud Monitoring and Cloud Logging agents.

October 13, 2020

Cloud Logging

We've renamed the Logs Viewer (Preview) to the Logs Explorer. The Logs Explorer offers a robust set of tools for analyzing your logs data and is now the default viewer for Cloud Logging. To learn more, see Using the Logs Explorer.

The Logs Viewer (Classic) is now called the Legacy Logs Viewer. It will continue to be available and maintained until March 2021, but won't be actively developed further.

October 12, 2020

Cloud Logging

Cloud Logging has deprecated the following two logs-based metrics related to exclusions:

  • logging.googleapis.com/excluded_log_entry_count
  • logging.googleapis.com/excluded_byte_count

Cloud Logging will stop populating these metrics on October 1, 2021.

October 05, 2020

Cloud Monitoring

Alerting is now available for Monitoring Query Language (MQL). For more information, see Alerting policies with MQL

September 29, 2020

Cloud Profiler

Cloud Profiler history view is available in beta. For more information, see Viewing historical trends.

September 22, 2020

Cloud Logging

The histogram panel in the Logs Viewer (Preview) now contains a viewport to help you quickly understand the time range of the log entries you're viewing within the Query results pane. To learn more, go to the Histogram panel.

September 21, 2020

Cloud Logging

Logs Buckets are now generally available. For information about this feature, refer to the Managing logs buckets guide.

September 17, 2020

Cloud Logging

In the Logs Viewer (Preview), you can now pin log entries within the Query results and Histogram panes. To learn more, go to Pinning logs.

In the Logs Viewer (Preview), you can now view a log entry in its resource context. To learn more, go to Viewing a pinned log entry in its resource context.

You can now copy a link to a log entry in the Logs Viewer (Preview). To learn more, go to Copy a link to a log entry.

September 14, 2020

Cloud Logging

Cloud Logging now offers the ability to view a history of your ran queries through the Recent queries tab. To learn more, go to the Recent queries section on the Building queries page.

September 09, 2020

Cloud Monitoring

The API for creating and managing alerting policies is now Generally Available. For information on using this API, see Managing alerting policies by API.

September 01, 2020

Cloud Logging

Cloud Logging updated IAM custom role permissions. Users with custom roles should verify their permissions are correct. For a list of the permissions and roles, go to the Permissions and Roles section on the Access control page.

August 28, 2020

Cloud Monitoring

Cloud Trace exemplars can now be viewing in Cloud Monitoring. For more information about Trace exemplars, see Cloud Trace exemplars. For more information about viewing exemplars, see Exploring charted data.

Cloud Trace

Cloud Trace exemplars can now be viewing in Cloud Monitoring. For more information about Trace exemplars, see Cloud Trace exemplars. For more information about viewing exemplars, see Exploring charted data.

August 24, 2020

Cloud Logging

You can now view Cloud Trace information from within the Logs Viewer. To learn more, go to the Trace data section on the Using Logs Viewer (Preview) page.

August 17, 2020

Cloud Logging

To help you explore your logs more efficiently, Cloud Logging now provides suggested queries based on the context of your Google Cloud project. For more information, go to Suggested queries.

Cloud Trace

The Cloud Trace viewer now supports search by the trace ID. For more information, see Viewing Trace Details.

August 13, 2020

Cloud Monitoring

The new, out-of-the-box Infrastructure Summary dashboard for Compute Engine VMs provides a single-pane-of-glass view into your VM fleet and load balancers. At a glance, you can see the top 5 VMs across a variety of key metrics including memory, CPU, sent/received traffic, latency, disk read/write, and more.

August 12, 2020

Cloud Monitoring

Enhancements to the pre-configured Compute Engine VM Instances dashboard. The inventory table now includes a Monitoring Agent Status column, and the Monitoring agent can be installed by using a UI workflow from the table. The Explore tab gives an overview of additional metrics being sent (including agent metrics, custom metrics, and logs-based metrics) as well as a set of quick links to learn more about each type of metric. You can also use the Recommended Alerts button on the dashboard to configure fleet-wide alerts.

August 11, 2020

Cloud Logging

Users now manage logs exclusions through logs sinks. As a result, custom roles that have the logging.sinks.* permissions can now control the volume of logs ingested into Cloud Logging through logs sinks.

We recommend that you review any custom roles with the logging.sinks.* permissions so that you can make adjustments as needed.

Beta release: You can now use Logs Buckets to centralize or divide your logs based on your needs. For information about this feature, refer to the Managing logs buckets guide.

August 03, 2020

Cloud Logging

Alpha release: You can now use Logs Buckets to centralize or divide your logs based on your needs. For information about this feature, refer to the Managing logs buckets guide. To participate in the alpha or to get notified when Logs Buckets goes beta, fill out the sign up form.

July 30, 2020

Cloud Logging

The Logs field explorer panel is now generally available (GA). To learn more, see the Logs field explorer section on Logs Viewer (Preview) interface page.

July 10, 2020

Cloud Monitoring

SLO monitoring for microservices is now Generally Available in the Cloud Console. This feature lets you create service-level objectives (SLOs) and set up alerting policies to monitor their performance using auto-generated dashboards with metrics, logs, and alerts in a single place. For more information, see SLO monitoring.

July 07, 2020

Cloud Monitoring

Monitoring Query Language (MQL) is now Generally Available. MQL is an expressive, text-based interface to Cloud Monitoring time-series data. With MQL, you can create charts you can't create any other way. You can access MQL from both the Cloud Console and the Monitoring API. For more information, see Introduction to Monitoring Query Language.

June 30, 2020

Cloud Logging

Cloud Logging now contains a Logs Dashboard page that provides a high-level overview into the health of your systems running within a project. To learn more, see Logs Dashboard.

June 29, 2020

Cloud Debugger

Cloud Debugger now lets you canary snapshots and logpoints on your Node.js applications. To learn more, see the Node.js page for setting up Cloud Debugger.

June 17, 2020

Cloud Debugger

Cloud Debugger now lets you canary snapshots and logpoints on your Python applications. To learn more, see the Python page for setting up Cloud Debugger.

June 15, 2020

Cloud Monitoring

The Service Monitoring API is now Generally Available. You can use this feature to create services, set service-level objectives (SLOs), and create alerting policies to monitor your SLOs. See Service monitoring for documentation, and services for reference material.

June 08, 2020

Cloud Monitoring

Enhancements to the pre-configured Compute Engine VM Instances dashboard. Compute Engine cross-fleet metrics and detail views specific to CPU, Disk, Memory, and Network are now available. Use filters to narrow down the set of VMs being inspected, and use the time selector or in-chart time selection to change the time window. VMs with the Monitoring agent installed get detailed memory and disk analysis out of the box.

June 05, 2020

Cloud Logging

Custom retention is now generally available (GA). In order to have time to explore this feature, you won't be charged for extended retention of logs until March 31, 2021. To learn more, see the Logging pricing section on the Pricing for Google Cloud's operations suite page.

June 03, 2020

Cloud Logging

In the Logs Viewer (Preview), you can now save your queries, which can then be viewed and run from the Saved queries tab. For more information, see the Saved queries section on the Building queries page.

May 20, 2020

Cloud Monitoring

Cloud Monitoring introduces an improved experience for viewing and managing incidents. Improvements include performance optimizations for Workspaces with large numbers of incidents, summary statics, and the ability to filter by alerting policy name, metric type, and resource type. For more information, see Incidents and events.

May 19, 2020

Cloud Debugger

Cloud Debugger now lets you canary snapshots and logpoints on your Java applications. To learn more, see the Java page for setting up Cloud Debugger.

Cloud Monitoring

Alert notifications delivered by email now come from "alerting-noreply@google.com" instead of "alerts@stackdriver.com".

May 18, 2020

Cloud Logging

Logs Viewer now contains the Logs field explorer panel, which lets you view aggregation-based results for your project's log fields and makes it more efficient to refine queries. To learn more, go to the Logs Viewer (Preview) page.

May 14, 2020

Cloud Monitoring

Starting in version 6.0.2, the Cloud Monitoring agent is available for the Ubuntu LTS 20.04 (Focal Fossa) distribution.

May 12, 2020

Cloud Profiler

The Cloud Profiler Python agent is now generally available. See Profiling Python applications for information on configuring your Python application.

May 11, 2020

Cloud Logging

You can now use regular expressions to query your logs data and create filters. For more information, go to Using regular expressions.

May 08, 2020

Cloud Monitoring

Monitoring Query Language (MQL) is now available in Beta. MQL is an expressive, text-based interface to Cloud Monitoring time-series data. With MQL, you can create charts you can't create any other way. You can access MQL from both the Cloud Console and the Monitoring API. For more information, see Introduction to Monitoring Query Language.

April 28, 2020

Cloud Monitoring

The 5.x version of the Cloud Monitoring agent for Linux is deprecated. Users are encouraged to upgrade their agents as soon as possible.

The stack-install.sh and the install-monitoring-agent.sh installation scripts for the Cloud Monitoring agent for Linux are deprecated. Refer to the Installing the Cloud Monitoring agent guide for the latest installation procedures.

April 27, 2020

Cloud Logging

The Logs Viewer (Preview) is now GA. To learn more, go to the Logs Viewer (Preview) Overview page.

April 20, 2020

Cloud Profiler

The Cloud Profiler Node.js agent is now generally available. See Profiling Node.js applications for information on configuring your Node.js application.

The Cloud Profiler Node.js agent now supports release 12 of Node.js. See Profiling Node.js applications for information on configuring your Node.js application.

The Cloud Profiler Node.js agent no longer supports release 8 of Node.js.

March 30, 2020

Cloud Monitoring

You can now write time-series data for custom and Prometheus metrics at the rate of 1 data point every 10 seconds. This was previously limited to 1 point every minute.

Data for custom and Prometheus metrics is now retained for 24 months. Previously, the retention period was 6 weeks.

Cloud Trace

You can now use OpenTelemetry with Go and Node.js to instrument your applications running on GKE and Compute Engine.

March 24, 2020

Cloud Profiler

Integration of Stackdriver Profiler with Virtual Private Cloud Service Controls is now Generally Available. For more information, see VPC Service Controls documentation.

March 17, 2020

Cloud Logging

Incoming log entries must have timestamps that don't exceed the logs retention periods in the past, and that don't exceed 24 hours in the future. Log entries outside those time boundaries aren't ingested by Cloud Logging.

March 12, 2020

Cloud Logging

Cloud Logging Agent for Windows version 1-11 is now available. This version upgrades fluentd from 1.4.2 to 1.7.4. Go to Installing the Cloud Logging agent for information on installing this version of the agent.

March 10, 2020

Cloud Logging

Logs Viewer (Preview) now contains a histogram panel. The histogram panel lets you visualize your logs data to more easily spot patterns and troubleshoot issues. For more information, see Using Logs Viewer (Preview).

February 24, 2020

Cloud Logging

Beta release: You can now use the new Logs Viewer (Preview) to view, parse and analyze log data, and refine your query parameters. Go to Logs Viewer interface (Preview) for more information.

Cloud Monitoring

Stackdriver Monitoring is available exclusively in the Cloud Console. For more information, see Monitoring in the GCP Console.

Stackdriver Monitoring agent version 6.0.0 is now available for the following distributions:

  • CentOS 7
  • Ubuntu LTS 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) and Ubuntu LTS 18.04 (Bionic Beaver)
  • Ubuntu Minimal LTS 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) and Ubuntu Minimal LTS 18.04 (Bionic Beaver)
  • Amazon Linux AMI (except Amazon Linux 2.0 AMI)

February 20, 2020

Cloud Trace

Integration of Cloud Trace with Virtual Private Cloud Service Controls is now generally available. For more information, see VPC Service Controls documentation.

February 19, 2020

Cloud Monitoring

Starting in version 6.0.0, the Stackdriver Monitoring agent is available for the Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) distribution.

Cloud Trace

Beta release: Export of Stackdriver Trace data to BigQuery. For more information, see Managing Trace exports.

February 18, 2020

Cloud Monitoring

Stackdriver Monitoring agent version 6.0.0 is now available for the Debian 9 distribution.

February 17, 2020

Cloud Logging

BETA: You can now configure the retention periods of your logs data. For more information, go to Storing logs.

February 14, 2020

Cloud Monitoring

You can now send notifications from your alerting policies to Cloud Pub/Sub topics. For more information, see Notification options.

The Stackdriver Monitoring Dashboard API is now Generally Available. You can use this feature to programmatically manage your dashboards and charts. See Managing dashboards by API for documentation, and Dashboard for reference material.

February 11, 2020

Cloud Monitoring

Stackdriver Monitoring agent version 6.0.0 has been released to the CentOS 8 distribution.

February 06, 2020

Cloud Monitoring

Starting in version 6.0.0, the Stackdriver Monitoring agent is available for the Debian 10 distribution.

Cloud Trace

The Stackdriver Trace API v2 is now Generally Available.

January 31, 2020

Cloud Monitoring

Stackdriver Monitoring Agent version 6.0.0 is now available, and the release will gradually roll out to the various Linux distributions. This version is built on a fork of collectd version 5.8.1 and includes the following changes:

Stackdriver Monitoring agent version 6.0.0 is now available for the SUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Linux distributions.

January 17, 2020

Cloud Logging

Customer-managed encryption keys (CMEK) for the Logs Router are now Generally Available (GA). CMEK lets you create, control, and manage encryption keys to meet your data compliance needs. For details, go to Enabling customer-managed encryption keys for Logs Router.

January 13, 2020

Cloud Monitoring

Stackdriver Monitoring in the Cloud Console is Generally Available and is the default option. For a limited period of time, you also have the option to use the classic Stackdriver Monitoring Console. Your configuration information, such as uptime checks and alerting policies, is accessible and changeable, from the Cloud Console and from the classic Stackdriver Monitoring Console. For more information, see Monitoring in the GCP Console.

December 16, 2019

Cloud Logging

GA release: You can now use partitioned tables for logs exports to BigQuery. For details, go to Partitioned tables.

Cloud Trace

Integration of Stackdriver Trace with Virtual Private Cloud Service Controls is now beta. For more information, see VPC Service Controls documentation.

December 13, 2019

Cloud Logging

Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) version 1.15, which is now generally available, drops support for GKE versions 1.12 and earlier. As a result, the beta version of Stackdriver Kubernetes Engine Monitoring is no longer supported. If your GKE clusters are running version 1.12 or earlier, then you must upgrade them as soon as possible.

Cloud Monitoring

Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) version 1.15, which is now generally available, drops support for GKE versions 1.12 and earlier. As a result, the beta version of Stackdriver Kubernetes Engine Monitoring is no longer supported. If your GKE clusters are running version 1.12 or earlier, then you must upgrade them as soon as possible.

Cloud Profiler

Strackdriver Profiler supports Istio on Google Kubernetes Engine for Go, Java, Python, and Node.js services. This feature is now in Beta.

Error Reporting

Error Reporting now infers the service name and version from the logEntry fields named k8s-pod/serving_knative_dev/service and k8s-pod/serving_knative_dev/revision for Knative Serving labels on Cloud Run on Google Kubernetes Engine. This replaces the current default value of gke_instances for service name.

December 11, 2019

Cloud Logging

Legacy Stackdriver support for Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) is deprecated. If you're using Legacy Stackdriver, then you must migrate to Stackdriver Kubernetes Engine Monitoring before Legacy Stackdriver is decommissioned. For more information, see Legacy Stackdriver support for GKE deprecation.

Cloud Monitoring

Legacy Stackdriver support for Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) is deprecated. If you're using Legacy Stackdriver, then you must migrate to Stackdriver Kubernetes Engine Monitoring before Legacy Stackdriver is decommissioned. For more information, see Legacy Stackdriver support for GKE deprecation.

December 10, 2019

Cloud Profiler

Integration of Stackdriver Profiler with Virtual Private Cloud Service Controls is now beta. For more information, see VPC Service Controls documentation.

December 09, 2019

Cloud Monitoring

The Stackdriver Monitoring Dashboard API is now in Beta release. You can use this feature to programmatically manage your dashboards and charts. See Managing dashboards by API for documentation, and Dashboard for reference material.

December 04, 2019

Cloud Monitoring

Stackdriver Monitoring in the Cloud Console is in beta release. Your configuration information, such as uptime checks and alerting policies, is accessible and changeable, from the Cloud Console and from the classic Stackdriver Monitoring Console. For more information about the beta, see Monitoring in the GCP Console.

November 20, 2019

Cloud Trace

The Trace list page has a new menu-driven filtering solution that is in Beta release testing. For more information, see Finding and viewing traces.

November 18, 2019

Cloud Logging

Customer-managed encryption keys (CMEK) for the Logs Router are now available in Beta. CMEK lets you create, control, and manage encryption keys to meet your data compliance needs. For details, go to Enabling customer-managed encryption keys for Logs Router.

November 14, 2019

Cloud Monitoring

The Service Monitoring API is now in Beta release. You can use this feature to create services, set service-level objectives (SLOs), and create alerting policies to monitor your SLOs. See Service monitoring for documentation, and services for reference material.

November 12, 2019

Cloud Debugger

Stackdriver Debugger has an updated and expanded quickstart guide showing how to install the agent and debug an app while it's in production. See the Debugger Quickstart guide for more information.

September 20, 2019

Cloud Logging

Beta release: Stackdriver Logging now offers partitioned tables for exports to BigQuery. For details, go to Partitioned tables.

September 10, 2019

Cloud Logging

Stackdriver Logging now lets you save your advanced log queries to a Saved Searches library, where they can be managed and shared. Go to Saved searches for details.

When creating a new Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) cluster, Stackdriver Kubernetes Engine Monitoring is now the default Stackdriver support option. This is a change from prior versions where Stackdriver Logging and Stackdriver Monitoring were the default Stackdriver support option. For more information, see Overview of Stackdriver support for GKE.

Cloud Monitoring

When creating a new Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) cluster, Stackdriver Kubernetes Engine Monitoring is now the default Stackdriver support option. This is a change from prior versions where Stackdriver Logging and Stackdriver Monitoring were the default Stackdriver support option. For more information, see Overview of Stackdriver support for GKE.

August 08, 2019

Cloud Monitoring

Stackdriver Monitoring has two new uptime check features: SSL certificate validation and regex negation content matching.

July 31, 2019

Cloud Debugger

Cloud Run and Cloud Run on GKE: Stackdriver Debugger can now be used to debug applications on Cloud Run and Cloud Run on GKE that are written in Node.js, Python, and Java.

May 21, 2019

Cloud Logging

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.

Cloud Monitoring

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 08, 2019

Cloud Profiler

Java 11 is now supported. For more information, see Profiling Java.

Error Reporting

API

Error events written as instances of ReportedErrorEvent generate properly formatted error messages in Stackdriver Logging.

May 02, 2019

Cloud Monitoring

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

April 23, 2019

Cloud Logging

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.

Cloud Monitoring

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 15, 2019

Cloud Logging

A new Windows version (v1-9) of the Stackdriver Logging agent is now available. The new version saves the agent service logs on disk for easier troubleshooting and supports the config.d configuration extension directory.

March 26, 2019

Cloud Profiler

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

Cloud Monitoring

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

Cloud Logging

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.

Cloud Monitoring

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

Cloud Profiler

Python is now supported. For more information, see Profiling Python.

February 28, 2019

Cloud Profiler

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 22, 2019

Cloud Logging

You now have two choices for the access control model when creating a Cloud Storage bucket: bucket-only (new) and object-level. Select Set object-level and bucket-level permissions as the access control model during bucket creation if you intend to use the bucket as a sink destination. See Errors exporting to Cloud Storage for details.

February 08, 2019

Cloud Monitoring

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

January 22, 2019

Cloud Logging

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

Error Reporting

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

December 18, 2018

Cloud Trace

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

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

December 07, 2018

Cloud Profiler

Go 1.11 for App Engine standard environment is now supported. For more information, see Profiling Go.

December 06, 2018

Cloud Monitoring

A mechanism to collect monitoring data from Prometheus clients, which can be deployed as a sidecar in the same Kubernetes pod as a working Prometheus server, is now available. See Using Prometheus for more information.

December 05, 2018

Cloud Monitoring

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

December 03, 2018

Cloud Logging

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

Cloud Monitoring

The new UI for creating alerting policies is now complete and Generally Available. This interface, based on Metrics Explorer, offers fine-grained control over the selection of the metrics used in alerting conditions. See Managing Alerting Policies for more information.

November 01, 2018

Cloud Logging

You can now view error and success metrics for your log sinks using export system metrics.

October 31, 2018

Cloud Trace

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

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

October 19, 2018

Cloud Logging

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

Cloud Monitoring

A new UI for creating alerting policies is available in Beta. This interface, based on Metrics Explorer, offers fine-grained control over the selection of the metrics used in alerting conditions. See Managing Alerting Policies for more information.

October 01, 2018

Cloud Logging

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

September 19, 2018

Cloud Monitoring

Stackdriver Kubernetes Monitoring (Beta) for Kubernetes version 1.10.6 and above, restores the managed support for Kubernetes Monitoring. You can also upgrade your existing clusters to this release, no matter which (if any) Stackdriver support they had before. Note the warnings about incompatibilities between the old and new Stackdriver support.

September 18, 2018

Cloud Monitoring

The legends for Stackdriver charts have been significantly improved. Legends now support more than one labeled column. The legend provides a selected set of columns as a default, but users can choose the columns they want to see in the legend. All columns are sortable. The legend detects a configuration of columns that exceeds the available space, and provides scrollbars. The resizing of the legends is also improved. For details, see Configuring Legends.

September 14, 2018

Cloud Logging

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 be applied 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

Cloud Monitoring

"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 05, 2018

Cloud Logging

Access Transparency logging is now Generally Available. See Overview of Access Transparency for details.

Cloud Trace

Billing enforcement for Trace has been postponed to November 1, 2018, rather than the previously announced date of September 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 02, 2018

Cloud Profiler

The new Weight filter lets you select and graph profiles that consume the most of the profile's measured metric. For more information, see Weight filter.

July 25, 2018

Cloud Logging

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

July 24, 2018

Cloud Profiler

The new Compare To option lets you compare profiles that differ by end time, zone, or service version. For more information, see Comparing profiles.

June 29, 2018

Cloud Logging

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

Cloud Monitoring

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

June 26, 2018

Cloud Logging

You can now immediately disable all logs ingestion. For instructions, see Stopping all logs ingestion.

June 19, 2018

Cloud Logging

Google Cloud Storage logs streaming time has been reduced from 12 hours to 3 hours. For details, see Using Exported Logs.

Cloud Monitoring

If you want to minimize the AWS permissions you give to Stackdriver, then see Minimal AWS Permissions.

June 18, 2018

Cloud Logging

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.

Cloud Monitoring

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

Cloud Logging

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

Cloud Monitoring

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

Cloud Monitoring

Custom dashboards and pages for resource groups are now limited to 25 charts. Any dashboards or groups pages with more than 25 charts will continue to work, but you will not be able to add additional charts to them.

May 22, 2018

Cloud Monitoring

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

May 21, 2018

Cloud Monitoring

A new UI for creating conditions in alerting policies is available in Beta. This UI, based on Metrics Explorer, offers fine-grained control over the selection of the metrics used in alerting conditions. See Managing Alerting Policies for more information.

May 17, 2018

Cloud Logging

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

May 15, 2018

Cloud Profiler

The new Focus filter lets you analyze the aggregate resource consumption of a specific function and the proportion of time spent in the function by different callers. For more information, see Using the Focus Filter.

May 11, 2018

Cloud Monitoring

If you are using custom IAM roles, any roles that load Stackdriver Monitoring dashboards now require additional IAM permissions. The monitoring.dashboards.* and monitoring.publicWidgets.* permissions are now public, and custom roles used to load dashboards must now include them. See Stackdriver Monitoring Access Control for more information.

May 08, 2018

Cloud Logging

You can now specify custom fields in your Logs Viewer log-entry summary lines. See Add custom fields for details.

May 02, 2018

Cloud Logging

Stackdriver Kubernetes Monitoring is released in Beta for Kubernetes 1.10 clusters running in Kubernetes Engine. The previous Stackdriver support is still available for those who do not opt into this Beta release. This release affects Logging by introducing new monitored resource types and new Kubernetes metrics.

Cloud Monitoring

Stackdriver Kubernetes Monitoring is released in Beta for Kubernetes 1.10 clusters running in Kubernetes Engine. The previous Stackdriver support is still available for those who do not opt into this Beta release. The release introduces new monitored resource types and new Kubernetes metrics. The monitoring features are free to customers during the Beta period.

April 26, 2018

Cloud Monitoring

You can now use variables in the documentation associated with alerting policies to pull specific details about the alert into notifications, to create playbook information for responders. See Additional documentation tools for more information. The Webhooks and Slack notification channels now receive a copy of this enhanced documentation as part of alert notifications. Additionally, email notifications from alerting policies now use HTML-formatted messages.

April 19, 2018

Cloud Monitoring

Boolean metrics can now be queried and charted.

April 17, 2018

Cloud Monitoring

The Using Alerting Policies documentation has been updated to provide additional guides and links to sample code for managing alerting policies and notification channels programmatically. The update also removes some obsolete service-tier information.

April 10, 2018

Cloud Logging

You can now specify that the Stackdriver Logging agent converts your payloads to JSON format for certain log inputs. For details on enabling this feature, see Structured Logging.

April 04, 2018

Cloud Trace

The Trace Viewer now allows you to view trace spans for related Google Cloud Platform projects in one view. See Viewing traces across projects for details.

March 28, 2018

Cloud Monitoring

Stackdriver now loads charts much more quickly, especially when the chart contains a long time span.

Cloud Profiler

Stackdriver Profiler is released in Beta.

Cloud Trace

Stackdriver Trace Data Access audit logs are now Generally Available. See Stackdriver Trace Audit Logging for details.

March 26, 2018

Cloud Monitoring

A new option on the Dashboards menu, Public Charts, lets you see a list of all the shared charts. You can also use this page to remove sharing from a chart. The on-chart indicator that the chart is shared has been removed.

March 12, 2018

Cloud Logging

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

Logging data retention has been increased to 30 days for all projects.

Cloud Monitoring

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

Cloud Trace

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

March 08, 2018

Cloud Monitoring

The AlertPolicy and NotificationChannels APIs are now in Beta release. See Alerting policies and Notification channels for more information.

February 27, 2018

Cloud Trace

The Trace Viewer now associates logs entries with trace spans when the LogEntry span_id field is specified. See Integrating with Cloud Logging for details.

The Trace Viewer now follows your scroll through the span details page, making it easier to see span details of large traces.

February 01, 2018

Cloud Logging

The Logging agent now supports partial success for logs ingestion. Any invalid log entries in a full set will be dropped, and the valid log entries now will be successfully ingested into the Stackdriver Logging API; previously, the full set would have been dropped if it contained any invalid log entries. To enable partial success, upgrade your Logging agent to google-fluentd v1.5.27.

January 29, 2018

Cloud Monitoring

The Stackdriver email reports that you can configure for your Stackdriver account have been improved. Issues with the content and the delivery of reports have been fixed, and the from address for the reports has been changed from monitoring-noreply@stackdriver.google.com to monitoring-noreply@google.com. The Utilization section, present only if the Monitoring Agent is installed, now lists the 10 groups with the highest utilization, and a new summary row reports overall utilization for the Stackdriver account.

January 17, 2018

Cloud Monitoring

The name of the Monitoring agent process on Windows has been updated. It now shows up in the system process list as StackdriverMonitoring.

January 12, 2018

Cloud Trace

The Trace viewer now shows sub-millisecond resolution for Trace spans.

January 09, 2018

Cloud Trace

The Trace viewer now displays span annotations and message events written with the Stackdriver Trace API v2. See Viewing Trace Details for more information.

January 08, 2018

Cloud Monitoring

The performance of the Monitoring dashboards and charts has been improved. Additionally, a new version of Metrics Explorer is available, and the metric-selection interface has been greatly improved, allowing arbitrary label filtering and group-by functionality. This interface is also used for creating dashboard charts, making the process consistent across the two tasks. See Using Charts for more information.

December 19, 2017

Error Reporting

Resolution Status features are now Generally Available. You can now assign a status to your error groups, making it easier to triage errors.

December 14, 2017

Cloud Monitoring

Alerting events page: An updated implementation has required some user interface changes. The alerting events page (Alerting > Events) no longer shows a heatmap or counts of events in each category.

December 13, 2017

Cloud Logging

Filtering logs by time range is now available in the Logs Viewer. For more information, see Scroll to a time.

December 04, 2017

Cloud Logging

Logging agent recommendation: VM instances should have at least 1 GB of memory to run the Logging agent.

Google Cloud Platform HTTP(S) load balancing logging now includes logs for rejected requests, such as those due to invalid or expired URL signatures, and aligns httpRequest.requestSize with metrics from the Stackdriver Monitoring API. For more information, see HTTP(S) Load Balancing Logging.

November 29, 2017

Cloud Logging

Logs-based metrics are now Generally Available. For more information, see Overview of Logs-based Metrics.

Logging agent installation instructions: The checksum validation step for the installation script has been removed. You can see the new instructions on the logging agent installation page.

Logs Viewer update: Fixes a problem related to the daylight saving time transition in the U.K. If you see your logs displaying in the wrong time zone, you can set your default time zone by using the Jump to date drop-down menu to select a different time zone. For more information, see Logs Viewer user interfaces.

November 08, 2017

Cloud Monitoring

The Monitoring agents for Linux and Windows VM instances now report errors for unrecognized metrics. The errors are written to the agent log on your VM instance. If the Logging agent is also running on the VM instance, then the logs are also available in Stackdriver Logging. The error messages are, "Unsupported collectd plugin/type combination" and "Unsupported collectd ID." Previously, these metrics were dropped silently. See the agent's Troubleshooting Checklist for more information.

November 05, 2017

Cloud Monitoring

Documentation for the deprecated Cloud Monitoring API v2 has been removed. The API was turned down in August, 2017.

November 03, 2017

Cloud Debugger

Compute Engine (Go): The support for Go applications on Compute Engine VM instances is in Beta release. Your Go applications should be compiled without the default optimizations, or else Stackdriver Debugger might show incorrect information about your application.

November 01, 2017

Cloud Logging

Pricing changes: 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 to control which logs are stored in Logging. Billing for custom and user-defined logs-based metrics is still postponed. For more information, see Stackdriver Pricing.

October 31, 2017

Cloud Trace

The Stackdriver Trace API v2 is now in Beta release. For a comparison of the v1 and v2 APIs, see Stackdriver Trace API.

October 30, 2017

Cloud Logging

Exclusion filters are now Generally Available. For more information, see Excluding Logs, and the Resource Usage page in the Logs Viewer.

October 24, 2017

Cloud Logging

The gcloud logging command group is now generally available. gcloud beta logging will be removed at the end of December 2017. For more information, see gcloud logging.

October 19, 2017

Cloud Monitoring

Beta release: The Monitoring agent can now export collectd and statsd metrics as Stackdriver custom metrics. For more information, see Custom Metrics from the Agent and the agent's StatsD plugin

October 17, 2017

Cloud Monitoring

Beta release: The Uptime Configuration API and uptime metrics are now available. The API, part of the Stackdriver Monitoring API, lets you create and edit uptime checks. The status of your checks is recorded in the uptime metrics.

October 02, 2017

Cloud Monitoring

Calls to createTimeSeries now fail without writing any data points if the request includes more than one point in the same time series. Formerly, in some cases, one data point would be written in each time series and a status of 500 would be returned by the call.

Cloud Trace

The Trace viewer now shows parent-child relationships between trace spans. You can expand or collapse the parent spans. See Viewing Trace Details for more information.

September 13, 2017

Cloud Monitoring

Object Stores Resources: Google Cloud Storage metrics and Amazon S3 metrics are now separated in the Stackdriver UI into their own service dashboards. The "Object Stores" dashboard is replaced by "Cloud Storage" or "S3", depending on which service you are using.

September 12, 2017

Cloud Logging

Admin Activity audit logs retention has been extended to 400 days for both the Stackdriver Basic and Premium service tiers. For more information, see Audit log retention.

Logging agent update to 1.5.18-1. Allows enabling JSON detection via configuration, fixes a problem with string-valued timestamps, and allows setting the following LogEntry fields: trace, sourceLocation, and operation.

September 08, 2017

Cloud Monitoring

HTTPS(S) Load Balancer metrics are available in Beta release to use in Monitoring. For details, see the GCP loadbalancing metrics and the https_lb_rule monitored resource.

Cloud Interconnect custom dashboards and alert monitoring are available in Beta release. For details, see the GCP interconnect metrics and the interconnect and interconnect_attachment monitored resources.

HTTPS(S) Load Balancer metrics are available in Beta release to use in Monitoring. For details, see the GCP loadbalancing metrics and the https_lb_rule monitored resource.

August 31, 2017

Cloud Logging

Logs-based metrics now support extracting values from log entries to create distribution metrics and to populate user-defined metric labels. This lets you create multiple time series in a single logs-based metric. Also, the latency of logs-based metrics has dropped from approximately 5 minutes to 1 minute, so you can respond more quickly to the metrics. For more information, see Overview of Logs-based metrics.

Exclusion filters let you control which logs are kept in Stackdriver Logging. The Resource Usage page in the Logs Viewer breaks down log volume by resource type. For more information, see Excluding Logs.

Logging agent: The Stackdriver Logging agent package has been updated to version 1.5.17. The agent will now send smaller requests, improving log delivery latency and increasing queries per second, which may affect users with high log volumes. Also, the package's bundled Ruby has been updated to version 2.2.7. If you have configuration snippets or extra gems that depend on older Ruby features, you may have to update them.

Pricing changes: 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.

August 23, 2017

Cloud Logging

Aggregated Exports: Organizations and folders can now export selected log entries from all of their projects with a single sink created in the organization or folder. For more information, see Aggregated Exports.

Timestamp handling. The following changes to log entry timestamps have been made or are planned. 1. Logging does not modify the user-provided timestamp field, except to set it to the current time if it is omitted. A second field, receivedTimestamp, is set to the time Logging receives the entry. 2. The timestamp field is used to compute the age of log entries and to enforce the log retention period. Prior to the change, the receivedTimestamp field is used for that purpose. 3. Logging discards log entries whose timestamps are more than 24 hours in the future or are further in the past than the log entry's retention period. Prior to the change, future timestamps and very old timestamps are handled in an unpredictable fashion. For more information, see LogEntry and entries.write.

Cloud Monitoring

Dashboard filtering: Custom dashboards and resource list pages now support filtering on groups. Each page that supports filtering now has a filter bar under the header where you specify the group.

August 01, 2017

Cloud Trace

The Trace Viewer now allows you to view associated log entries in line with trace spans and links to VM logs for Google Cloud Load Balancer spans. See the Integrating with Cloud Logging.

July 10, 2017

Cloud Logging

IAM support for Logging now includes custom roles. For more information, see Logging Access Control.

API Migration. Information about the deprecated v1 API is being removed from general documentation. Note: Obsolete link to migration information removed on December 13, 2017. For updated information, see APIs & Reference.

Cloud Monitoring

Heatmaps for distribution metrics: Heatmaps are available in dashboard charts. Select a distribution metric from either the Custom or Logging metric groups and specify Heatmap.

IAM for Stackdriver Monitoring is now complete and GA. New IAM roles include Monitoring Editor and Monitoring Admin, and there is full support for custom roles. For more information, see Monitoring Access Control.

Agent permissions in VM instances: The agent no longer needs the Project Editor IAM role; it only needs the Monitoring Metric Writer role (roles/monitoring.metricWriter). For more information, see Monitoring Access Control.

Windows process metrics now include all processes accessible to the Monitoring agent. See Agent process metrics.

Windows Server 2016 is supported by the current Monitoring agent.

Stacked charts: The order of data streams in stacked charts has been reversed, so that the first stream is on the top and the last stream is on the bottom. This order is consistent with the chart legend and hovercard.

June 05, 2017

Cloud Logging

Exported audit logs in BigQuery: The BigQuery schema for exported audit log entries changed on June 5, 2017. The following audit log components now have shortened field names when they are exported to BigQuery: protoPayload, protoPayload.serviceData, protoPayload.request, and protoPayload.response. This is a breaking change for queries involving these fields. For more information see Audit log field changes.

Apps Script: You can access your Apps Script logs in Logging.

Logs Viewer: You can more easily expand all fields in a log entry.

Cloud Monitoring

Uptime checks have a new overview and detail dashboards. See Uptime Checks.

Singapore region support: Stackdriver now supports the Singapore region, asia-southeast1.

Cloud Trace

Advanced trace filters: The Trace List page and Trace API now allow filtering traces by custom labels, latencies, child spans, and methods in addition to URIs. See Trace Filters.

Error Reporting

IAM roles: Stackdriver Error Reporting IAM roles are now available. See Error Reporting IAM roles.

May 01, 2017

Cloud Logging

Data access logs are now available and are user-configurable. See Configuring Data Access Logs.

Aggregated exports of logs: You can now create log sinks in organizations, billing accounts, and folders. Those sinks can export log entries from all included projects. See Aggregated Exports.

v1 API turndown: writeLogEntries: As a final step in the v1 API turndown, the v1 WriteLogEntries method will be shut down on October 1, 2017. You must migrate any applications that write log entries using the v1 API. You must also upgrade any manually-installed Logging agents in your VM instances. Note: Obsolete link to migration information removed on December 13, 2017. For updated information, see APIs & Reference.

v1 API turndown: sinks and logs-based metrics: Migrate your remaining v1 export sinks and v1 logs-based metrics. If you do not, Logging will migrate them by mid-July, 2017. Note: Obsolete link to migration information removed on December 13, 2017. For updated information, see APIs & Reference.

Cloud Monitoring

New metric and resource types: There are new Cloud Platform metric and resource types, including those for Cloud Bigtable, Cloud Dataflow, Cloud DNS, Cloud Internet of Things, Cloud Pub/Sub, Cloud Spanner, and Stackdriver Logging. Microsoft Windows system and application metrics (iis,mssql, pagefile) are available as Agent metrics and can be used for charting and alerting.

Error Reporting

Error filters: You can now filter errors by custom text in addition to filtering by time, service, and version.

April 02, 2017

Cloud Monitoring

v2beta2 API turndown: The deprecated v2beta1 and v2beta2 APIs will be shut down during August 2017.

April 01, 2017

Cloud Logging

Resource types: Several new resource types are added, including types for Cloud Bigtable, Cloud Dataflow, and Cloud Container Engine.

March 31, 2017

Cloud Logging

V1 API turndown: The date of the v1 API turndown has changed. See the release note for May 2017.

Logging agent for Windows: If you install the Logging agent on VM instances running Microsoft Windows, be aware that there are restrictions on the folders used for the installer and the installed agent. For details, Installing on Linux and Windows.

Cloud Monitoring

Time shifting (Beta): You can now compare your current metric data with data from 1 day, 1 week, or 4 weeks ago. See Compare to past in the Advanced options for line chart creation.

Faster chart legends: Charts involving custom and logs-based metrics now have faster legends that include instance names with the metric name where available. You can quickly identify instances and sort the metrics by name.

Faster user interface: Initial page load times have been reduced across the user interface.

Cloud ML: Cloud Machine Learning Engine metrics are available for dashboards and alerting.

Cloud Spanner: Cloud Spanner metrics are available for dashboards and alerting.

Cloud Dataflow: Cloud Dataflow is now integrated with Monitoring. For more details, see the Big Data and Machine Learning Blog.

Monitoring agent: Although the statsd plugin is distributed with the Monitoring agent, there are not yet any instructions for using the plugin with Monitoring.

February 06, 2017

Cloud Logging

Exporting logs from organizations, folders, and billing accounts: The gcloud logging command-line tool now supports creating log sinks to export audit logs from organizations, folders, and billing accounts. This feature also supported in the API.

Viewing multiple logs: Previously in the Logs Viewer, you could view a single log or "all logs" from a single resource type. Now you can select any number of logs within a resource type to view, using the log name dropdown menu.

For example, when viewing App Engine applications, the default is now to display log entries from any of these logs: ngnix.request, stdout, request log, and stderr.

Resuming log streaming: The Logs Viewer now automatically resumes streaming logs when its browser window or tab is selected. You no longer have to restart streaming when returning to the page.

App Engine Flexible Environment: For App Engine Flexible Environment, the Logs Viewer can now display application log entries ("log lines") inside the log entry for the associated service request. This is similar to the functionality in the App Engine Standard Environment.

Deleting logs-based metrics in alerting policies: Attempting to delete a logs-based metric that is used in one or more Stackdriver Monitoring alerting policies now fails with the status FAILED_PRECONDITION. You must remove the metric from the alerting policies or delete the alerting policies prior to deleting the logs-based metric.

Remove daily API quotas: The Logging API no longer includes daily API quotas. The API still enforces short-term (per 100s) quotas on API calls, as displayed in the Stackdriver Logging API dashboard.

Logs retention and source restriction: With the implementation of the Basic and Premium service tiers in December 2016, Stackdriver Logging began enforcing retention and log source restrictions for projects that are in the Stackdriver Basic tier or are not associated with a Stackdriver account. In the Basic tier, log entries are visible for 7 days after they are received, and logs from non-GCP sources, including Amazon Web Services, are rejected.

Cloud Monitoring

Process owner: When sending process metrics, the Stackdriver Monitoring agent now returns a stringified UID if the process owner name is not set. Previously, the agent would not send process owner information, which was then treated by the Monitoring API as malformed input and discarded. Available in stackdriver-agent/5.5.2-359. See Determining the agent version.

Lost input from the Monitoring agent: Malformed data from the Monitoring agent could cause Stackdriver Monitoring to lose well-formed input bundled in the same request. Now, only the malformed input is lost. You do not have to update your agent for this fix.

Selectable uptime check regions: Stackdriver Monitoring now lets you select the geographic region(s) that check your service.

Cloud Trace

Zipkin tracer compatibility: Stackdriver Trace is now compatible with Zipkin tracers. For more information, see this blog post.

Scatter plots: We've added a new scatter-plot selection tool to the Stackdriver Trace UI. This lets you more quickly identify, view, and compare interesting traces.

January 18, 2017

Cloud Monitoring

New AWS regions: Monitoring now supports the AWS Canada (ca-central-1) and London (eu-west-2) regions.

December 12, 2016

Cloud Logging

Logs Viewer v2: The Logs Viewer has been migrated to the Stackdriver Logging API v2. For the full documentation, Viewing Logs (v2). Note: Obsolete link to migration information removed on December 13, 2017. For updated information, see APIs & Reference.

List logs: the Stackdriver Logging API now has "list logs" methods: organizations.logs.list and projects.logs.list.

New LogEntry fields: Fields trace and sourceLocation were added to LogEntry.

Cloud Monitoring

Account IDs in URLs: Monitoring has added the Stackdriver account ID to its URLs. You can now open multiple tabs for different accounts and more easily share links with coworkers. URLs without the account ID use the most recently accessed Stackdriver account.

December 08, 2016

Cloud Monitoring

Incident pages (Beta): See Alerting > Incidents. Each open incident now has a detail page that collects a graph of the incident, links to affected resources, and the comments made on the incident.

Metrics Explorer (Beta): See Resources > Metric Explorer. Select a monitored resource type and metric. You can aggregate data across your instances.

November 21, 2016

Cloud Logging

Organizations: The Stackdriver Logging API now allows both projects and organizations to own logs. A log belonging to an organization is named "organizations/[ORGANIZATION_ID]/logs/[LOG_ID]". See organizations.logs.delete.

Sinks: The Stackdriver Logging API now allows both projects and organizations to own sinks. In addition, sinks can now export log entries to destinations in other projects. See LogSink.

Cloud Monitoring

Time series: The recommended maximum rate of writing data points to a single time series is changed from 1/sec to 1/min. See Writing metric data.

Chart options: You can now display data as stacked bar charts and stacked area charts, using the Stacked option under Chart Types. Stacked bar charts are automatically aligned to hour boundaries. Stacked area charts work best with metrics received at 1-minute intervals.

New AWS region: Monitoring now supports the AWS region us-east-2.

Chart snapshots: You can now download images of charts in PNG format. Choose Download Image from the More menu. The chart legend is not presently rendered.

Group support for metrics: When charting custom and logs-based metrics, a new Group filter appears under Advanced Options. The effect of the filter is not shown until after you save the chart.

October 20, 2016

Cloud Debugger

Debugger GA & logs integration: Debugger is generally available. Debugger now integrates a log panel into the debug view and will remember the last selected location. Additionally, you can insert logpoints dynamically without any rebuilds or restarts. The left and right panels in debug view can now be collapsed for additional viewing space for source.

Cloud Logging

Logging is generally available to Google Cloud Platform customers. Individual features 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 more details, see Pricing.

API v2: The Stackdriver Logging API v2 is generally available, providing a simplified log format. During a transition period, you can use the same API at either of these two endpoints: https://logging.googleapis.com/v2beta1/... or https://logging.googleapis.com/v2/....

API v1: The Stackdriver Logging API v1 (v1beta3) is deprecated. Users of this API should migrate to the v2 API. The v1 API will be removed from service on March 30, 2017. Note: Obsolete link to migration information removed on December 13, 2017. For updated information, see APIs & Reference.

Cloud Monitoring

GA: Monitoring is generally available to Google Cloud Platform customers. Individual features 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 more details, see Pricing.

API v3: The Stackdriver Monitoring API v3 is now generally available.

Monitoring agent: A new version of the Stackdriver Monitoring Agent, v5.5.2-349, is available. Its improvements include an update to collectd 5.5.2, support MongoDB 3.0, agent health metrics, and bundled statsd, tail, and network plugins. For more information, see Installing the Monitoring Agent.

Custom metrics: Custom metric descriptors are created as needed when you write time series data. See Auto-creation of custom metrics.

Charting: You can use log scales in your charts, and you can zoom both the x- and y-axes by clicking-and-dragging.

New metrics: New metrics are now available from Cloud Router, BigQuery, and TaskQueues (pull metrics). See the Metrics List.

Creating alerts: We have introduced a new, more streamlined user interface for creating and editing alerting policies.

Cloud Trace

Analysis Reports: Compare your application's latency profile across time and versions.

Error Reporting

Cloud Functions: Cloud Functions automatically reports unhandled JavaScript exceptions to Stackdriver Error Reporting.

September 11, 2016

Cloud Monitoring

The Google Monitoring API (v3) is now known as the Stackdriver Monitoring API (v3). This change does not affect any code.

The Monitoring v2 API is now deprecated. It is still named the Google Cloud Monitoring API in APIs & services.

September 09, 2016

Cloud Logging

The Google Cloud Logging API is now known as the Stackdriver Logging API. This change does not affect any code.

September 08, 2016

Error Reporting

C++ and Ruby are now supported.

PHP stack traces are better supported.

August 16, 2016

Error Reporting

Cloud Console mobile app now supports Error Reporting.

July 26, 2016

Cloud Monitoring

Some documentation pages have moved in the table of contents, but their URLs are the same or have redirections. All agent-related pages are now part of the How-To section, Using the Monitoring Agent. The former "Using Metrics" page has been reorganized into several pages under Using Custom Metrics.

July 18, 2016

Error Reporting

App Engine: Error Reporting is now generally available for Google App Engine standard environment.

July 12, 2016

Error Reporting

API: The Stackdriver Error Reporting API has a new endpoint to report errors: projects.events.report.

June 27, 2016

Error Reporting

The GCP Console home page now has an Error Reporting card.

June 15, 2016

Cloud Logging

A change to the v2beta1 API might affect some existing code. In the following methods, the parameter projectName has been changed to parent: sinks.create, sinks.list, metrics.list, metrics.create.

The Google Logging API v2beta1 reference documentation now includes code snippets for each method. For example, see entries.list.

June 09, 2016

Cloud Monitoring

The documentation for metrics and custom metrics has been reorganized and extended for the Monitoring API v3. See Metrics, Using Metrics, and Metrics List.

The Stackdriver Monitoring API v3 reference documentation now includes code samples for each method. For example, see metricDescriptors.list. Sample Code will continue to be available on GitHub.

June 06, 2016

Cloud Monitoring

Metrics List is now a comprehensive list of all metrics available in Monitoring, including metrics gathered by the monitoring agent and metrics from Amazon Web Services.

April 27, 2016

Cloud Logging

The user documentation has been reorganized. The documentation landing page and the left-side navigation entries have changed. Existing URLs to individual documentation pages will be redirected if necessary.

Cloud Monitoring

The documentation has been reorganized. The documentation landing page and the left-side navigation entries have changed. Existing URLs to individual documentation pages will be redirected if necessary.

The Quickstart has been simplified. It now includes setting up a virtual machine instance and installing both the monitoring and logging agents.

March 23, 2016

Cloud Logging

Google Cloud Logging is now Stackdriver Logging, part of the Google Stackdriver suite of products. You can now manage logs from Amazon EC2 virtual machine instances alongside your Google Cloud Platform (GCP) projects. See Logging agent for more details.

Cloud Monitoring

Google Cloud Monitoring is now Stackdriver Monitoring, part of the Google Stackdriver suite of products.

You can now monitor Amazon Web Services (AWS) accounts alongside your Google Cloud Platform (GCP) projects. Read about Stackdriver Accounts and install the new monitoring agent.

When installing the monitoring agent on an Amazon EC2 VM instance running Microsoft Windows, ignore the following error message if you get it only once after the service is started: "StackdriverAgent is running on an AWS instance but project ID is not set."

March 17, 2016

Cloud Monitoring

The Monitoring API v3 is now available. Users are encouraged to begin upgrading from the Cloud Monitoring API v2. See What's new in the v3 API and look at the new code samples on GitHub.

Error Reporting

Beta release of Stackdriver Error Reporting.

February 18, 2016

Cloud Logging

The logging agent authorization instructions now recommend storing private-key credentials as /etc/google/auth/application_default_credentials.json. You do not have to move your existing file at /root/.config/gcloud/application_default_credentials.json.

January 29, 2016

Cloud Logging

The Logs Viewer now lets you view the structure of log entries. You can also show or hide log entries with similar field values.

December 10, 2015

Cloud Logging

Version 2 of the Cloud Logging API is now available. Among other changes, the V2 API lets you retrieve log entries from Logging using the entries.list method.

October 22, 2015

Cloud Logging

The Logs Viewer now has cascading menus for selecting log entries from Google App Engine and Google Compute Engine.

October 13, 2015

Cloud Logging

See logs-based-metrics to learn how to create Google Cloud Monitoring metrics using logs filters.

The list of log types has been expanded.

September 29, 2015

Cloud Monitoring

Charts now have a View Logs option in their settings menu.

September 15, 2015

Cloud Logging

Added Java examples of Logging API usage. Simplified the authorization code for Java and Python, and the same code now runs on App Engine, Compute Engine, and your development workstation.

September 09, 2015

Cloud Logging

The command-line interface in the Google Cloud SDK is now named gcloud beta logging.

August 12, 2015

Cloud Logging

The Cloud Logging API and command-line interface now support project sinks. A project sink can export log entries from any combination of logs, based on advanced logs filters.

August 03, 2015

Cloud Logging

Cloud Logging now has advanced logs filters that let you specify arbitrary Boolean expressions that match on log entries. See Using advanced logs filters in the Logs Viewer, and the Advanced Logs Filters guide.

June 15, 2015

Cloud Logging

The logging agent has new, simpler installation instructions You no longer have to edit the agent's configuration file to install private-key authorization.

The Logging documentation has been reorganized. The table of contents now groups all information about the logging agent, viewing logs, and exporting logs in individual sections.

May 21, 2015

Cloud Logging

A new GCP Console UI panel for the logs export feature was released. The UI lets you export a subset of your logs from a logs service. For example, you could export syslog from Google Compute Engine without exporting activity_log.

April 28, 2015

Cloud Logging

You can now stream logs from Cloud Logging to Google Cloud Pub/Sub and from there to your own endpoints. This involves changes to logs export. For example, use Cloud Pub/Sub to route logs through Google Cloud Dataflow and into tools like Google BigQuery.

March 19, 2015

Cloud Logging

The Google Cloud Logging API is now available in Beta release. The API lets you write logs, create logs, and control the export of logs. Client libraries make it easy to use the API in your favorite programming language.

The glcoud logging command-line interface, which uses the API, is now available in Beta release. The commands provide an easy way to perform administrative tasks such configuring logs export.

Cloud Logging is now available in Beta release, allowing you to configure, visualize, analyze and export your Google Compute Engine and Google App Engine logs.

The google-fluentd logging agent runs with additional operating systems, including Debian, Ubuntu, Red Hat, and CentOS. A single script installs the agent on any supported operating system.

The google-fluentd logging agent supports two dozen third-party logs.

The Logs Viewer refresh brings more search options and quicker access to logs export configurations. Regex-search has been removed as part of this refresh.

The Cloud Logging documentation has been improved with more set-up options, simpler procedures and more examples.

January 15, 2015

Cloud Logging

Beta release: App Engine logs can be exported to Cloud Storage and BigQuery.

January 07, 2015

Cloud Monitoring