22.4 enhancements and patches
Review the BMC Helix Log Analytics 22.4 enhancements for features that will benefit your organization and to understand changes that might impact your users.
BMC applies upgrades as described in . BMC applies upgrades and patches during .
The following video (1:06) provides a high-level summary of the new features and enhancements in version 22.4 of BMC Helix Log Analytics.
Monitor logs by using out-of-the-box dashboards
As an operator, access out-of-the-box dashboards to help you track log information:
- Kubernetes: Log collection statistics for Kubernetes log collection integrations
- Amazon Web Services (AWS): Log collection statistics for AWS log collection integrations
- Self monitoring: Log events generated for the configured alert policies
For more information, see Visualizing logs.
Archive and restore logs
By default, logs are purged after the retention period. Archive logs to retain them longer for compliance or other purposes. When archival is enabled, logs are archived after the retention period elapses. Restore the archived logs to analyze and search them. After the archival period elapses, the logs are purged. The archival details depend on your license entitlement.
For more information, see Archiving and restoring logs.
Extract fields from log messages
Important information (like status and other details) is available in the log messages. Extract this information as fields and use them for analyzing and visualizing logs. These fields are displayed in the Available fields section in the Explorer.
For more information, see Extracting fields.
Support for additional connectors to collect logs from Amazon Web Services
In addition to the Docker connector, collect logs from Amazon Web Services by using any one of the following connectors:
- Linux connector
- Windows connector
For more information, see Collecting logs from cloud (AWS).
Discontinued alerts from Explorer
The option to view alerts in the Explorer is removed. Use the alert policies (Alerts > Alert Policies) to add alerts.
For more information, see Deprecated and discontinued features.