Logstash 7.0.0 Release Notes

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Logstash 7.0.0 Release Notesedit

The list combines release notes from the 7.0.0-alpha1, -alpha2, -beta1, -rc1 and -rc2 releases.

Logstash coreedit

  • BUGFIX: Correctly count total queued items across multiple pipelines #10564
  • BUGFIX: Fix issue setting enable_metric ⇒ false #10538
  • BUGFIX: Prevent concurrent convergence of pipeline actions #10537
  • Monitoring: Change internal document type to push "_doc" instead of "doc" #10533
  • BUGFIX: Allow explicitly-specified Java codecs #10520
  • Central management typeless API #10421
  • Improve docs about using Filebeat modules with Logstash #10438
  • Bump JRuby to 9.2.6.0 #10425
  • BUGFIX: Remove exclusive lock for Ruby pipeline initialization #10462
  • Update Java dependencies #10340
  • Remove pipeline output workers setting #10358
  • Cleanup Ruby gems dependencies #10171
  • Ensure compatibility of module data with ES and Kibana 7.0 #10356
  • Rename x-pack monitoring and management config option .url and .ca to .hosts and .certificate_authority #10380
  • BUGFIX: building of deb and rpm artifacts #10396
  • Make Java execution the default #8649
  • Field-reference parsing is now strict by default #9543
  • Improvements to core Javaification
  • BUGFIX: Support for Byte, Short and Date type conversions as seen in the rabbitmq input plugin #9984

Pluginsedit

Here are the plugin changes.

Codec pluginsedit

  • logstash-codec-cef

    • Removed obsolete sev and deprecated_v1_fields fields
    • Fixed minor doc inconsistencies (added reverse_mapping to options table, moved it to alpha order in option descriptions, fixed typo) #60
  • logstash-codec-es_bulk

    • Add documentation about use with http input
  • logstash-codec-netflow

    • Fix sub-second timestamp math
    • BREAKING: Added support for RFC6759 decoding of application_id. This is a breaking change to the way application_id is decoded. The format changes from e.g. 0:40567 to 0..12356..40567
    • Fixed IPFIX options template parsing for Juniper MX240 JunOS 15.1
    • Fixed incorrect parsing of zero-filled Netflow 9 packets from Palo Alto
    • Added support for Netflow v9 devices with VarString fields (H3C Netstream)
    • Reduced complexity of creating, persisting, loading an retrieving template caches
    • Fixed issue where TTL in template registry was not being respected
    • Added Cisco ACI to list of known working Netflow v9 exporters
    • Added support for IXIA Packet Broker IPFIX
    • Fixed issue with Procera float fields

Filter pluginsedit

  • logstash-filter-aggregate

    • new feature: add ability to dynamically define a custom timeout or inactivity_timeout in code block (fix issues #91 and #92)
    • new feature: add meta informations available in code block through map_meta variable
    • new feature: add Logstash metrics, specific to aggregate plugin: aggregate_maps, pushed_events, task_timeouts, code_errors, timeout_code_errors
    • new feature: validate at startup that map_action option equals to create, update or create_or_update
  • logstash-filter-clone

    • Make clones a required option
    • Added a warning when clones is empty since that results in a no-op #14
  • logstash-filter-de_dot

    • fix failure of fieldnames with boolean value "false"
  • logstash-filter-dns

    • Fixed issue where unqualified domains would fail to resolve when running this plugin with Logstash 5.x #48
    • Fixed crash that could occur when encountering certain classes of invalid inputs #49
  • logstash-filter-elasticsearch

    • Add support for extracting hits total from Elasticsearch 7.x responses
    • Added connection check during register to avoid failures during processing
    • Changed Elasticsearch Client transport to use Manticore
    • Changed amount of logging details during connection failure
  • logstash-filter-fingerprint

    • Fixed concurrent SHA fingerprinting by making the instances thread local
  • logstash-filter-geoip

    • Removed obsolete lru_cache_size field
  • NEW: logstash-filter-http

    • Beta version of HTTP filter plugin based on @lucashenning’s REST filter.
    • Fixed minor documentation issues #9
    • Minor documentation fixes
  • logstash-filter-jdbc_static

    • Added info to documentation to emphasize significance of table order 36
  • logstash-filter-jdbc_streaming

    • Swap out mysql for postgresql for testing #11
  • logstash-filter-json

    • Updated documentation with some clarifications and fixes
  • logstash-filter-kv

    • Added a timeout enforcer which prevents inputs that are pathological against the generated parser from blocking the pipeline. By default, timeout is a generous 30s, but can be configured or disabled entirely with the new timeout_millis and tag_on_timeout directives #79
    • Made error-handling configurable with tag_on_failure directive.
  • NEW: logstash-filter-memcached

    • Updated to 1.0.0
    • The plugin common options (e.g., add_field, add_tag, etc.) are now correctly only invoked when the plugin successfully gets one or more values from, or sets one or more values to memcached (#4)
    • Fix links to argument types in documentation (#3)
  • logstash-filter-metrics

    • Fixed two minor typos in documentation
  • logstash-filter-mutate

    • Added ability to directly convert from integer and float to boolean #127
  • logstash-filter-split

    • Fixed numeric values, optimized @target verification, cleanups and specs #36
  • logstash-filter-xml

    • Fixed creation of empty arrays when xpath failed #59
    • Fixed force_array behavior with nested elements #57

Input pluginsedit

  • logstash-input-azure_event_hubs

    • Updated Azure event hub library dependencies #27
  • logstash-input-beats

    • Removed obsolete setting congestion_threshold and target_field_for_codec
    • Changed default value of add_hostname to false
    • Loosen jar-dependencies manager gem dependency to allow plugin to work with JRubies that include a later version
    • Updated jar dependencies to reflect newer releases
  • logstash-input-elasticsearch

    • Added managed slice scrolling with slices option
  • logstash-input-file

    • Fixed problem in Windows where some paths would fail to return an identifier ("inode"). Make path into a C style String before encoding to UTF-16LE. #232
    • Fixed issue where logs were being spammed with needless error messages #224
    • Fixed problem in tail and read modes where the read loop could get stuck if an IO error occurs in the loop. The file appears to be being read but it is not, suspected with file truncation schemes. #205
    • Fixed problem in rotation handling where the target file being rotated was subjected to the start_position setting when it must always start from the beginning. #214
  • logstash-input-gelf

    • Fixed shutdown handling, robustness in socket closing and restarting, json parsing, code DRYing and cleanups #62
  • logstash-input-http

    • Added configurable response code option #103
    • Added explanation about operation order of codec and additional_codecs #104
    • Added configurable response code option #103
    • Added explanation about operation order of codec and additional_codecs #104
    • Loosen jar-dependencies manager gem dependency to allow plugin to work with JRubies that include a later version.
    • Changed jar dependencies to reflect newer versions
  • logstash-input-http_poller

    • Fixed minor doc and doc formatting issues #107
    • Removed obsolete field interval
    • Changed schedule entry to show that it is required #102
  • logstash-input-kafka

    • Removed obsolete ssl option
    • Added support for kafka property ssl.endpoint.identification.algorithm #302
    • Changed Kafka client version to 2.1.0
    • Changed Kafka client version to 2.0.1 #295
  • logstash-input-snmp

    • Added no_codec condition to the documentation and bumped version #39
    • Changed docs to improve options layout #38
    • Added support for querying SNMP tables
    • Changed three error messages in the base_client to include the target address for clarity in the logs.
  • logstash-input-sqs

    • Added support for multiple events inside same message from SQS #48
  • logstash-input-tcp

    • Removed obsolete data_timeout and ssl_cacert options
    • Fixed race condition where data would be accepted before queue was configured
    • Support multiple certificates per file #140

Output pluginsedit

  • logstash-output-elasticsearch

    • Remove support for parent child (still support join data type) since we don’t support multiple document types any more
    • Removed obsolete flush_size and idle_flush_time
    • Added auto setting for ILM with default of auto #838
    • Fixed sniffing support for 7.x #827
    • Fixed issue with escaping index names which was causing writing aliases for ILM to fail #831
    • Adds support for Index Lifecycle Management for Elasticsearch 6.6.0 and above, running with at least a Basic License(Beta) #805
    • Fixed support for Elasticsearch 7.x #812
    • Tweaked logging statements to reduce verbosity
    • Fixed numerous issues relating to builds on Travis #799
  • logstash-output-file

    • Removed JRuby check when using FIFOs #75
  • logstash-output-http

    • Relax dependency on http_client mixin since current major works on both
    • Fixed handling of empty retryable_codes #99
  • logstash-output-kafka

    • Fixed issue with unnecessary sleep after retries exhausted #216
    • Removed obsolete block_on_buffer_full, ssl and timeout_ms options
    • Added support for kafka property ssl.endpoint.identification.algorithm #213
    • Changed Kafka client to version 2.1.0
    • Changed Kafka client to version 2.0.1 #209
  • logstash-output-pagerduty

    • Update development dependency webmock to latest version to prevent conflicts in logstash core’s dependency matrix.
  • logstash-output-redis

    • Removed obsolete fields queue and name
    • Changed major version of redis library dependency to 4.x
  • logstash-output-s3

    • Add support for setting mutipart upload threshold #202
    • Fixed issue where on restart, 0 byte files could erroneously be uploaded to s3 #195
  • logstash-output-sqs

    • Removed obsolete fields batch and batch_timeout
    • Removed workaround to JRuby bug #3645
  • logstash-output-tcp

    • Removed obsolete field message_format
    • Removed requirement to have a certificate/key pair when enabling ssl
  • logstash-mixin-http_client

    • Removed obsolete ssl_certificate_verify option