23.1 enhancements and patches

Review the BMC Helix Log Analytics 23.1 enhancements for features that will benefit your organization and to understand changes that might impact your users.

VersionSaaSOn premisesFixed issuesUpdates and enhancements
23.1.02(tick)(tick)Known and corrected issuesupdates
23.1.01(tick)(tick)Known and corrected issuesupdates
23.1.00(tick)(tick)Known and corrected issues23.1.00 enhancements

For updates and enhancements in the previous release and its patches, see Release notes and notices.

Related topics

Known and corrected issues

Deprecated and discontinued features

Enhancements and patches of all Helix products Open link

BMC applies upgrades as described in BMC Helix Upgrade policy Open link . BMC applies upgrades and patches during Maintenance windows. Open link .

The following video (1:47) provides a high-level summary of the new features and enhancements in version 23.1 of BMC Helix Log Analytics.

Watch the YouTube video to learn about the new features and enhancements in version 23.1 of BMC Helix Log Analytics.



23.1.02


Manage Docker connectors

Download, install, and manage Docker connectors with the convenience of a single view in BMC Helix Log Analytics.

For more information, see Installing and managing Docker connector.


Collect syslogs

Use the options provided in the Collection menu to collect syslogs from your Linux servers. Begin with installing connectors (both Linux and Windows connectors are supported) and then proceed to creating a parsing rule and collection policy.

For more information, see Collecting syslog messages.


View log volume in the out-of-the-box AWS dashboard

To help you keep a track of the tenant space utilization, log collection statistics are now reported in log volume instead of log count in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) dashboard. 

For more information, see Visualizing logs.


23.1.01


Advance notice: Log collection features to be discontinued from BMC Helix Developer Tools

From 23.1.02, log integrations to collect logs from Files, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Kubernetes will be discontinued. In addition, the Linux and Windows connectors will also be discontinued.

Use BMC Helix Log Analytics collection policies (Collection > Collection policies) to collect logs. For more information, see Collecting logs


Windows connector for collection policies

To collect logs from Microsoft Windows based applications, use the Windows connector in collection policies. 

For more information, see Installing and managing Windows connector.


Collect AWS logs by using collection policies

Use collection policies to collect logs from Amazon Web Services (AWS). You can use both the Windows and Linux connectors for data collection. Collection policies provide centralized connector management and collection configurations.

For more information, see Collecting AWS logs.


Search supports special characters

On the Explorer tab, when you search for a keyword that contains a special character, the exact keyword is searched in the logs.

The following table provides the comparison between old and new search behavior:

Search keywordNew search behaviorOld search behavior
loc-punSearch results that contain loc-pun are returned.Search results that contained either of the words loc or pun were returned.




23.1.00


Collect logs by using connectors and collection policies

You can collect logs by using connectors and collection policies.

Connectors are used to collect logs. Collection policies help you to configure the connector, define parsing and filtering rules, and other configurations to collect the application logs.

You can manage all your connectors and their health centrally from the Connectors page. You can create, edit, and clone a connector. Collection policies provide centralized connector management and collection configurations.

In this release, you can use collection policies to collect logs from Linux-based applications only.

For more information, see Collecting logs.


View log volume in the out-of-the-box dashboards

Log collection statistics are reported in log volume (in KB, MB, or GB) rather than log count in the Kubernetes and Self Monitoring dashboards.

For more information, see Visualizing logs.


Archive and restore logs on OCI tenants

Administrators can archive logs on tenants deployed on the OCI platform.

For more information, see Archiving and restoring logs.

Was this page helpful? Yes No Submitting... Thank you

Comments