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Logging is provided as an installable component, with a distinct release cycle from the core OpenShift Container Platform. The Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform Life Cycle Policy outlines release compatibility.

The stable channel only provides updates to the most recent release of logging. To continue receiving updates for prior releases, you must change your subscription channel to stable-x.y, where x.y represents the major and minor version of logging you have installed. For example, stable-5.7.

Logging 5.6.13

Bug fixes

None.

Logging 5.6.12

Bug fixes

  • Before this update, deploying a LokiStack on IPv6-only or dual-stack OpenShift Container Platform clusters caused the LokiStack memberlist registration to fail. As a result, the distributor pods went into a crash loop. With this update, an administrator can enable IPv6 by setting the lokistack.spec.hashRing.memberlist.enableIPv6: value to true, which resolves the issue. Currently, the log alert is not available on an IPv6-enabled cluster. (LOG-4570)

  • Before this update, there was an error in the query used for the FluentD Buffer Availability graph in the metrics dashboard created by the Cluster Logging Operator as it showed the minimum buffer usage. With this update, the graph shows the maximum buffer usage and is now renamed to FluentD Buffer Usage. (LOG-4579)

  • Before this update, the unused metrics in the Event Router caused the container to fail due to excessive memory usage. With this update, there is reduction in the memory usage of the Event Router by removing the unused metrics. (LOG-4687)

Logging 5.6.11

Bug fixes

  • Before this update, the LokiStack gateway cached authorized requests very broadly. As a result, this caused wrong authorization results. With this update, LokiStack gateway caches on a more fine-grained basis which resolves this issue. (LOG-4435)

Logging 5.6.9

Bug fixes

  • Before this update, when multiple roles were used to authenticate using STS with AWS Cloudwatch forwarding, a recent update caused the credentials to be non-unique. With this update, multiple combinations of STS roles and static credentials can once again be used to authenticate with AWS Cloudwatch. (LOG-4084)

  • Before this update, the Vector collector occasionally panicked with the following error message in its log: thread 'vector-worker' panicked at 'all branches are disabled and there is no else branch', src/kubernetes/reflector.rs:26:9. With this update, the error has been resolved. (LOG-4276)

  • Before this update, Loki filtered label values for active streams but did not remove duplicates, making Grafana’s Label Browser unusable. With this update, Loki filters out duplicate label values for active streams, resolving the issue. (LOG-4390)

Logging 5.6.8

Bug fixes

  • Before this update, the vector collector terminated unexpectedly when input match label values contained a / character within the ClusterLogForwarder. This update resolves the issue by quoting the match label, enabling the collector to start and collect logs. (LOG-4091)

  • Before this update, when viewing logs within the OpenShift Container Platform web console, clicking the more data available option loaded more log entries only the first time it was clicked. With this update, more entries are loaded with each click. (OU-187)

  • Before this update, when viewing logs within the OpenShift Container Platform web console, clicking the streaming option would only display the streaming logs message without showing the actual logs. With this update, both the message and the log stream are displayed correctly. (OU-189)

  • Before this update, the Loki Operator reset errors in a way that made identifying configuration problems difficult to troubleshoot. With this update, errors persist until the configuration error is resolved. (LOG-4158)

  • Before this update, clusters with more than 8,000 namespaces caused Elasticsearch to reject queries because the list of namespaces was larger than the http.max_header_size setting. With this update, the default value for header size has been increased, resolving the issue. (LOG-4278)

Logging 5.6.5

Bug fixes

  • Before this update, the template definitions prevented Elasticsearch from indexing some labels and namespace_labels, causing issues with data ingestion. With this update, the fix replaces dots and slashes in labels to ensure proper ingestion, effectively resolving the issue. (LOG-3419)

  • Before this update, if the Logs page of the OpenShift Web Console failed to connect to the LokiStack, a generic error message was displayed, providing no additional context or troubleshooting suggestions. With this update, the error message has been enhanced to include more specific details and recommendations for troubleshooting. (LOG-3750)

  • Before this update, time range formats were not validated, leading to errors selecting a custom date range. With this update, time formats are now validated, enabling users to select a valid range. If an invalid time range format is selected, an error message is displayed to the user. (LOG-3583)

  • Before this update, when searching logs in Loki, even if the length of an expression did not exceed 5120 characters, the query would fail in many cases. With this update, query authorization label matchers have been optimized, resolving the issue. (LOG-3480)

  • Before this update, the Loki Operator failed to produce a memberlist configuration that was sufficient for locating all the components when using a memberlist for private IPs. With this update, the fix ensures that the generated configuration includes the advertised port, allowing for successful lookup of all components. (LOG-4008)

Logging 5.6.4

Bug fixes

  • Before this update, when LokiStack was deployed as the log store, the logs generated by Loki pods were collected and sent to LokiStack. With this update, the logs generated by Loki are excluded from collection and will not be stored. (LOG-3280)

  • Before this update, when the query editor on the Logs page of the OpenShift Web Console was empty, the drop-down menus did not populate. With this update, if an empty query is attempted, an error message is displayed and the drop-down menus now populate as expected. (LOG-3454)

  • Before this update, when the tls.insecureSkipVerify option was set to true, the Cluster Logging Operator would generate incorrect configuration. As a result, the operator would fail to send data to Elasticsearch when attempting to skip certificate validation. With this update, the Cluster Logging Operator generates the correct TLS configuration even when tls.insecureSkipVerify is enabled. As a result, data can be sent successfully to Elasticsearch even when attempting to skip certificate validation. (LOG-3475)

  • Before this update, when structured parsing was enabled and messages were forwarded to multiple destinations, they were not deep copied. This resulted in some of the received logs including the structured message, while others did not. With this update, the configuration generation has been modified to deep copy messages before JSON parsing. As a result, all received messages now have structured messages included, even when they are forwarded to multiple destinations. (LOG-3640)

  • Before this update, if the collection field contained {} it could result in the Operator crashing. With this update, the Operator will ignore this value, allowing the operator to continue running smoothly without interruption. (LOG-3733)

  • Before this update, the nodeSelector attribute for the Gateway component of LokiStack did not have any effect. With this update, the nodeSelector attribute functions as expected. (LOG-3783)

  • Before this update, the static LokiStack memberlist configuration relied solely on private IP networks. As a result, when the OpenShift Container Platform cluster pod network was configured with a public IP range, the LokiStack pods would crashloop. With this update, the LokiStack administrator now has the option to use the pod network for the memberlist configuration. This resolves the issue and prevents the LokiStack pods from entering a crashloop state when the OpenShift Container Platform cluster pod network is configured with a public IP range. (LOG-3814)

  • Before this update, if the tls.insecureSkipVerify field was set to true, the Cluster Logging Operator would generate an incorrect configuration. As a result, the Operator would fail to send data to Elasticsearch when attempting to skip certificate validation. With this update, the Operator generates the correct TLS configuration even when tls.insecureSkipVerify is enabled. As a result, data can be sent successfully to Elasticsearch even when attempting to skip certificate validation. (LOG-3838)

  • Before this update, if the Cluster Logging Operator (CLO) was installed without the Elasticsearch Operator, the CLO pod would continuously display an error message related to the deletion of Elasticsearch. With this update, the CLO now performs additional checks before displaying any error messages. As a result, error messages related to Elasticsearch deletion are no longer displayed in the absence of the Elasticsearch Operator.(LOG-3763)

Logging 5.6.3

Bug fixes

  • Before this update, the operator stored gateway tenant secret information in a config map. With this update, the operator stores this information in a secret. (LOG-3717)

  • Before this update, the Fluentd collector did not capture OAuth login events stored in /var/log/auth-server/audit.log. With this update, Fluentd captures these OAuth login events, resolving the issue. (LOG-3729)

Logging 5.6.2

Bug fixes

  • Before this update, the collector did not set level fields correctly based on priority for systemd logs. With this update, level fields are set correctly. (LOG-3429)

  • Before this update, the Operator incorrectly generated incompatibility warnings on OpenShift Container Platform 4.12 or later. With this update, the Operator max OpenShift Container Platform version value has been corrected, resolving the issue. (LOG-3584)

  • Before this update, creating a ClusterLogForwarder custom resource (CR) with an output value of default did not generate any errors. With this update, an error warning that this value is invalid generates appropriately. (LOG-3437)

  • Before this update, when the ClusterLogForwarder custom resource (CR) had multiple pipelines configured with one output set as default, the collector pods restarted. With this update, the logic for output validation has been corrected, resolving the issue. (LOG-3559)

  • Before this update, collector pods restarted after being created. With this update, the deployed collector does not restart on its own. (LOG-3608)

  • Before this update, patch releases removed previous versions of the Operators from the catalog. This made installing the old versions impossible. This update changes bundle configurations so that previous releases of the same minor version stay in the catalog. (LOG-3635)

Logging 5.6.1

Bug fixes

  • Before this update, the compactor would report TLS certificate errors from communications with the querier when retention was active. With this update, the compactor and querier no longer communicate erroneously over HTTP. (LOG-3494)

  • Before this update, the Loki Operator would not retry setting the status of the LokiStack CR, which caused stale status information. With this update, the Operator retries status information updates on conflict. (LOG-3496)

  • Before this update, the Loki Operator Webhook server caused TLS errors when the kube-apiserver-operator Operator checked the webhook validity. With this update, the Loki Operator Webhook PKI is managed by the Operator Lifecycle Manager (OLM), resolving the issue. (LOG-3510)

  • Before this update, the LokiStack Gateway Labels Enforcer generated parsing errors for valid LogQL queries when using combined label filters with boolean expressions. With this update, the LokiStack LogQL implementation supports label filters with boolean expression and resolves the issue. (LOG-3441), (LOG-3397)

  • Before this update, records written to Elasticsearch would fail if multiple label keys had the same prefix and some keys included dots. With this update, underscores replace dots in label keys, resolving the issue. (LOG-3463)

  • Before this update, the Red Hat OpenShift Logging Operator was not available for OpenShift Container Platform 4.10 clusters because of an incompatibility between OpenShift Container Platform console and the logging-view-plugin. With this update, the plugin is properly integrated with the OpenShift Container Platform 4.10 admin console. (LOG-3447)

  • Before this update the reconciliation of the ClusterLogForwarder custom resource would incorrectly report a degraded status of pipelines that reference the default logstore. With this update, the pipeline validates properly.(LOG-3477)

Logging 5.6.0

This release includes OpenShift Logging Release 5.6.

Deprecation notice

In logging version 5.6, Fluentd is deprecated and is planned to be removed in a future release. Red Hat will provide bug fixes and support for this feature during the current release lifecycle, but this feature will no longer receive enhancements and will be removed. As an alternative to Fluentd, you can use Vector instead.

Enhancements

  • With this update, Logging is compliant with OpenShift Container Platform cluster-wide cryptographic policies. (LOG-895)

  • With this update, you can declare per-tenant, per-stream, and global policies retention policies through the LokiStack custom resource, ordered by priority. (LOG-2695)

  • With this update, Splunk is an available output option for log forwarding. (LOG-2913)

  • With this update, Vector replaces Fluentd as the default Collector. (LOG-2222)

  • With this update, the Developer role can access the per-project workload logs they are assigned to within the Log Console Plugin on clusters running OpenShift Container Platform 4.11 and higher. (LOG-3388)

  • With this update, logs from any source contain a field openshift.cluster_id, the unique identifier of the cluster in which the Operator is deployed. You can view the clusterID value by using the following command:

    $ oc get clusterversion/version -o jsonpath='{.spec.clusterID}{"\n"}'

Known Issues

  • Before this update, Elasticsearch would reject logs if multiple label keys had the same prefix and some keys included the . character. This fixes the limitation of Elasticsearch by replacing . in the label keys with _. As a workaround for this issue, remove the labels that cause errors, or add a namespace to the label. (LOG-3463)

Bug fixes

  • Before this update, if you deleted the Kibana Custom Resource, the OpenShift Container Platform web console continued displaying a link to Kibana. With this update, removing the Kibana Custom Resource also removes that link. (LOG-2993)

  • Before this update, a user was not able to view the application logs of namespaces they have access to. With this update, the Loki Operator automatically creates a cluster role and cluster role binding allowing users to read application logs. (LOG-3072)

  • Before this update, the Operator removed any custom outputs defined in the ClusterLogForwarder custom resource when using LokiStack as the default log storage. With this update, the Operator merges custom outputs with the default outputs when processing the ClusterLogForwarder custom resource. (LOG-3090)

  • Before this update, the CA key was used as the volume name for mounting the CA into Loki, causing error states when the CA Key included non-conforming characters, such as dots. With this update, the volume name is standardized to an internal string which resolves the issue. (LOG-3331)

  • Before this update, a default value set within the LokiStack Custom Resource Definition, caused an inability to create a LokiStack instance without a ReplicationFactor of 1. With this update, the operator sets the actual value for the size used. (LOG-3296)

  • Before this update, Vector parsed the message field when JSON parsing was enabled without also defining structuredTypeKey or structuredTypeName values. With this update, a value is required for either structuredTypeKey or structuredTypeName when writing structured logs to Elasticsearch. (LOG-3195)

  • Before this update, the secret creation component of the Elasticsearch Operator modified internal secrets constantly. With this update, the existing secret is properly handled. (LOG-3161)

  • Before this update, the Operator could enter a loop of removing and recreating the collector daemonset while the Elasticsearch or Kibana deployments changed their status. With this update, a fix in the status handling of the Operator resolves the issue. (LOG-3157)

  • Before this update, Kibana had a fixed 24h OAuth cookie expiration time, which resulted in 401 errors in Kibana whenever the accessTokenInactivityTimeout field was set to a value lower than 24h. With this update, Kibana’s OAuth cookie expiration time synchronizes to the accessTokenInactivityTimeout, with a default value of 24h. (LOG-3129)

  • Before this update, the Operators general pattern for reconciling resources was to try and create before attempting to get or update which would lead to constant HTTP 409 responses after creation. With this update, Operators first attempt to retrieve an object and only create or update it if it is either missing or not as specified. (LOG-2919)

  • Before this update, the .level and`.structure.level` fields in Fluentd could contain different values. With this update, the values are the same for each field. (LOG-2819)

  • Before this update, the Operator did not wait for the population of the trusted CA bundle and deployed the collector a second time once the bundle updated. With this update, the Operator waits briefly to see if the bundle has been populated before it continues the collector deployment. (LOG-2789)

  • Before this update, logging telemetry info appeared twice when reviewing metrics. With this update, logging telemetry info displays as expected. (LOG-2315)

  • Before this update, Fluentd pod logs contained a warning message after enabling the JSON parsing addition. With this update, that warning message does not appear. (LOG-1806)

  • Before this update, the must-gather script did not complete because oc needs a folder with write permission to build its cache. With this update, oc has write permissions to a folder, and the must-gather script completes successfully. (LOG-3446)

  • Before this update the log collector SCC could be superseded by other SCCs on the cluster, rendering the collector unusable. This update sets the priority of the log collector SCC so that it takes precedence over the others. (LOG-3235)

  • Before this update, Vector was missing the field sequence, which was added to fluentd as a way to deal with a lack of actual nanoseconds precision. With this update, the field openshift.sequence has been added to the event logs. (LOG-3106)