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StackState Self-hosted v5.1.x

Overview

This page includes release notes for the StackState self-hosted product.

StackState v5.1.x

v5.1.2

Improvements
  • Charts now support units of measurements defined at the end of a stream name. STAC-18305
Bug fixes
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the retrieval of CloudWatch metrics for global AWS resources. STAC-18460
  • Fixed an issue that caused header for markdown messages to be missing. STAC-18434
  • Fixed an issue that prevented users with certain permissions from adding checks to a component. STAC-18307
  • Fixed an issue that caused numbers on graph Y-axes to be displayed using scientific notation. STAC-16984

v5.1.1

Bug fixes
  • Fixed bug that caused markdown emitted by component actions to appear unstyled. STAC-18222
  • Fixed issue that stops the Topology Sync from making progress when using a non default cache store. STAC-18085
  • Fixed a bug in the autocomplete to first show all label keys and only after the ':' autocomplete on the values. STAC-17914

v5.1.0

The StackState v5.1 release delivers brand-new features and enhancements that help your team troubleshoot faster.
  • Improvements to our probable cause calculation
  • Many additions to the right panel to always have information in the context of where you are looking.
The StackState v5.1 release is the last release containing the stac CLI. The new sts CLI replaces the stac CLI in all upcoming versions of StackState. For details see Comparison between the CLIs.
Improvements
  • The Minio pod in the StackState Helm chart has default CPU requests and limits set. STAC-17882
  • Added rootCause getter to ProblemResolved and ProblemSubsumed type events. STAC-17869
  • The kube-state-metrics Helm chart dependency of the stackstate-agent Helm chart has been upgraded to version 3.2.2. STAC-17830
  • Introduced a new ReadTelemetryStreams permission to allow more fine-grained access control to telemetry streams. STAC-17744
  • Improved problem analysis: better causing events discovery algorithm and more event types can be discovered including the user defined types. STAC-17620
  • The total number of stored topology components and total number of stored topology relations are now exposed as metrics. STAC-17607
  • The total amount of login attempts is now exposed as a metric. STAC-17517
  • The right panel in the topology explorer now shows when health checks have warnings. STAC-17591
  • The "+" button displayed on the visualizer (to show a component's hidden connections) now shows the number of hidden connections on hover. STAC-17430
  • The StackState Kubernetes Service Account authenticator now only accepts RoleBindings that have been defined in the current namespace. STAC-17400
  • Add support to OpenAPI for the Kubernetes Service Account authentication method. STAC-16951
  • Include a time context on Component Actions accessible by default via the telemetryTimeStart, telemetryTimeEnd and topologyTime variables. STAC-16936
  • The way in which Top metrics values are displayed in the Component Context Menu] has been improved to bypass polling delays. STAC-16771
  • In the StackState UI right panel, the previous "Selection" tab shown when an element was selected has been renamed to dynamically reflect the specific type of element selected. STAC-16595
  • The header of the StackState UI right panel will now stick to the top when scrolling. STAC-16588
  • The "Probable causes" section on the Problem details tab in the right panel now groups together consecutive events of the same type, happening on the same component. STAC-15832
  • Health checks have more informative preview items in the right-hand side panel. STAC-14845
  • In the StackState UI, Event handlers have been redesigned and relocated from the left panel to the "View summary" tab on the right panel. STAC-14815
  • Added the ability to enable and disable monitors. This is helpful while you are developing your monitor, so as to not having it immediately running on its configured schedule. Monitors can be enabled on-demand via the CLI command sts monitor enable -i. STAC-14719
  • The relations section in the "Component details" tab indicates which side of the relation the selected component is. STAC-17371
  • All the "tag" looking properties (for example,, identifiers, labels and sources), active or disabled, now have a direct "copy-to-clipboard" option added on hover. STAC-16967
  • The right panel Component details tab now features a "Relations" section to showcase all the direct relations that particular component has, inside or outside the current view. STAC-16682
  • The "Component details" and "Direct relation details" tabs in the right panel now feature a "Problems" section to highlight the problems that are caused by or affect the selected component or direct relation. STAC-11526
  • The "Component details" and "Direct relation details" tabs in the right panel now feature an "Events" section to highlight the latest events happening on the selected component or direct relation. Events are listed based on the telemetry interval selected on the timeline and event filters set on the view. STAC-11522
Bug fixes
  • Fixed an issue where the guest user got logged out when hovering a component. STAC-17953
  • Fixed an issue where deleting a view would redirect the user to an empty page. STAC-17855
  • Fixed an issue that prevented StackState from using MS Edge as a browser. STAC-17848
  • Fixed an issue that prevented expanding a view to include a relation. STAC-17842
  • Fixed issue that prevented the context menu from being displayed for subviews. STAC-17835
  • Fixed an issue where a user would get logged out if they did not have permissions for a certain part of the StackState UI. STAC-17745
  • Fixed a bug where, by default, internal ES indexes were also attempted to be restored during a backup/ restore. (affects Kubernetes deployment only). STAC-17742
  • Fixed issue that caused problems to display without contributing components in some cases. STAC-17731
  • Fixed an issue where a broken telemetry stream would break all other telemetry streams. STAC-17709
  • Fixed issue that caused an incorrect timestamp to be displayed in the Problem Contributors view. STAC-17487
  • Fixed issue that caused improperly encoded URLs to display a blank screen. STAC-17477
  • Fixed issue that caused the Problem producer to crash in certain circumstances. STAC-17361
  • The StackState Helm chart now has a configurable replicaCount for all resources. STAC-17313
  • Fixed race-condition in updating the OIDC refresh_token. STAC-17261
  • Fixed multi-level tags not working correctly when used for telemetry grouping. STAC-17201
  • Fix memory leak due to excessive storing of sessions when using token based authentication. STAC-17136
  • Fixed an issue causing the problem producer to crash in a loop. STAC-17028
  • Pagination has been removed from all "Settings" pages in the StackState UI. STAC-16982
  • Fixed an issue that caused an invalid relation type to be displayed in the "Direct relation details" tab in the right panel. STAC-16969
  • Fixed performance degradation that was experienced when repeatedly expanding using the '+' show neighbors functionality. STAC-16863
  • Fixed issue that caused groups with big names to be displayed outside of the visualizer canvas. STAC-16844
  • Ensure that HBase is respecting the STACKSTATE_TMP_DIR environment variable. STAC-16785
  • Long view queries and view descriptions are now properly truncated in the "Properties" section of the View summary tab in the right panel. STAC-15928
  • StackState now correctly reads the Kubernetes RoleBinding(s) when using a Kubernetes ServiceAccount token to authenticate. STAC-15814
  • Fixed STQL query generation for relation-based problems. STAC-13333
Security
  • Removed curl executable from UI Docker container resolving CVE-2022-32207. STAC-17319
  • Upgraded libssl/libcrypto to 1.1.1q-r0, patching the CVE-2022-2097 vulnerability. STAC-17145
  • Upgraded ncurses-terminfo and ncurses-libs to 6.2_p20210612-r1, patching the CVE-2022-29458 vulnerability. STAC-17144
  • Upgraded tmpl to 1.0.5, patching the CVE-2021-3777 vulnerability. STAC-17085
  • Upgraded shelljs to 0.8.5, patching the CVE-2022-0144 vulnerability. STAC-17079
  • Upgraded shell-quote to 1.7.3, patching the CVE-2021-42470 vulnerability. STAC-17078
  • Upgraded ini to 1.3.6 patching the CVE-2020-7780 vulnerability. STAC-17070
  • Upgraded jmx-exporter to v0.17, patching the CVE-2017-18640 vulnerability. STAC-17027
StackPack updates:

StackState v5.0.x

v5.0.8

Bug fixes
  • Fixed issue that prevented the retrieval of CloudWatch metrics for global AWS resources. STAC-18460

v5.0.7

Bug fixes
  • Fixed an issue that stopped the Topology Sync from making progress when using a non default cache store. STAC-18085

v5.0.6

Improvements
  • The Minio pod in the StackState Helm chart has default CPU requests and limits set. STAC-17882
Bug fixes
  • Fixed an issue that prevented StackState from using MS Edge as a browser. STAC-17848

v5.0.5

Bug fixes
  • Fixed issue that caused problems to display without contributing components in some cases. STAC-17731

v5.0.4

Improvements
  • Added a time context on Component Actions accessible by default via the variables telemetryTimeStart, telemetryTimeEnd and topologyTime. STAC-16936

v5.0.3

Bug fixes
  • Fixed a template issue that prevented the AAD from authenticating with StackState. STAC-17554
Security
  • Removed curl executable from UI Docker container resolving CVE-2022-32207. STAC-17319

v5.0.2

Improvements
  • Made creation of the ClusterRoleBinding in the anomaly detection Helm chart optional to allow non-privileged installation. STAC-17061
Bug fixes
  • Fixed race-condition in updating the OIDC refresh_token. STAC-17261
  • Fixed multi-level tags not working correctly when used for telemetry grouping. STAC-17201
  • Fixed memory leak due to excessive storing of sessions when using token based authentication. STAC-17136
  • Exposed the pod securityContext in the anomaly-detection Helm chart. STAC-17036
  • Fixed an issue causing the problem producer to crash in a loop. STAC-17028
  • Upgraded jmx-exporter to v0.17, patching the CVE-2017-18640 vulnerability. STAC-17027
  • Included prometheus-elasticsearch-exporter as Helm chart dependency of the elasticsearch chart. STAC-16995
  • Fixed issue where the problem producer would crash with a NullPointerException. STAC-17361
Security
Upgraded:
  • libssl/libcrypto to 1.1.1q-r0, patching the CVE-2022-2097 vulnerability. STAC-17145
  • ncurses-terminfo and ncurses-libs to 6.2_p20210612-r1, patching the CVE-2022-29458 vulnerability. STAC-17144
  • execa to 2.0..0, patching the Gemnasium-05cfa2e8-2d0c-42c1-8894-638e2f12ff3d vulnerability. STAC-17100
  • url-parse to 1.5.9, patching the CVE-2022-0686 vulnerability. STAC-17098
  • tmpl to 1.0.5, patching the CVE-2021-3777 vulnerability. STAC-17085
  • shelljs to 0.8.5, patching the CVE-2022-0144 vulnerability. STAC-17079
  • shell-quote to 1.7.3, patching the CVE-2021-42470 vulnerability. STAC-17078
  • json-schema to 0.4.0, patching the CVE-2021-3918 vulnerability. STAC-17071
  • ini to 1.3.6 patching the CVE-2020-7780 vulnerability. STAC-17070
  • eventsource to 1.1.1, patching the CVE-2022-1650 vulnerability. STAC-17067
  • curl and libcurl to 7.79.1-r2, patching the CVE-2022-27781 and CVE-2022-27782 vulnerabilities. STAC-17003

v5.0.1

โ€‹See v5.0.2.

v5.0.0

The StackState v5.0 release delivers brand-new features and enhancements that help your team troubleshoot faster. Here are some highlights:
  • โ€‹New 4Tยฎ Monitors โ€“ adds a new, first-in-the-industry dimension to observability monitoring โ€“ the ability to now monitor topology and to set validation rules that span topology and multiple other parameters
  • Improved Topology Visualizer and Right Panel โ€“ substantially enhances user experience and increases productivity with a more modern, focused, easy-to-learn UI and more in-depth troubleshooting capabilities.
  • โ€‹New StackState CLI โ€“ lets you instantly configure StackState, run queries, create monitors and more, directly from your command line, while sending output directly to other systems for GitOps integration.
  • โ€‹Accuracy Feedback for Anomalies โ€“ gives users the ability to provide feedback about the usefulness of the anomalies reported by StackState, so we can continuously improve the accuracy of our algorithms.
Details of the included features, improvements, bug fixes and updated StackPacks can be found below.
Features
  • Introduced a new monitoring feature - 4T Monitors. STAC-14693
  • Part of the API of StackState 5.0.0 has been released with an OpenAPI specification to allow for easier consumption by API clients of StackState. The OpenAPI specification can be browsed at https://dl.stackstate.com/stackstate-openapi/v5.0/openapi-v5.0.0.html STAC-16693
  • The topology visualizer has been revamped. It now features much cleaner user experience and multiple helpful navigation improvements including a legend that describes the components and relations displayed. STAC-16191
  • First release of a completely new, easier to install CLI, supporting the new features of StackState such as 4T Monitors and Service Tokens. STAC-15281
  • Anomalies can now be marked with a thumbs-up or thumbs-down. This feedback can be exported via the CLI and sent to StackState to help further develop test sets and algorithms for the AAD. STAC-15270
  • The right panel in the StackState UI has been revamped. It now supports multiple tabs and chaining of selected elements. STAC-14808
Improvements
  • Introduced service tokens as a means of authenticating to StackState. Service tokens are not tied to a principal, but instead to a set of roles, allowing for service authentication. More information on creating and managing these can be found in the StackState documentation. STAC-15016
  • Introduced optional View access logging. When enabled, a new access log for StackState views is created under logs/access/. This log allows you to track how often specific views are accessed and by which user. To enable this feature, you need to enable the feature flag featureSwitches.viewAccessLogs in the StackState Api config. STAC-16369
  • The OIDC refresh_token is now cached to prevent re-authenticating the user if the OIDC server does not return a new refresh_token when the old one hasn't expired yet. STAC-16158
  • Updated the telemetry script API to stream results. More information can be found in the StackState documentation. STAC-16801
  • kafkaup-operator Helm chart: Added a configurable SecurityContext so that the container no longer requires privileged mode. STAC-16664
  • StackState Helm chart: Added configurable resource requests and limits for all containers. STAC-16443
  • Improved indexing speed for messages coming in on Kafka topics. STAC-15998
Bug fixes
  • Fixed issue that incorrectly showed an error message when displaying a log stream. STAC-16222
  • Added more error context when JSON deserialization fails. STAC-16733
  • Fixed issue that prevented relation details being displayed in the right panel when a link was clicked in the full event details. STAC-16264
  • Fixed DNS lookup errors by explicitly setting a short DNS lookup cache timeout on the internal JDK DNS cache. This ensures that service lookups don't fail in containerized environments. STAC-15983
  • Fixed issue that caused groups with big names to be displayed outside of the visualizer canvas. STAC-16844
  • StackState Helm Chart: The backup-scripts ConfigMap now has a label so that it can be easily retrieved in the backup/restore scripts STAC-16447
  • Fixed scroll position after changing group. STAC-16284
  • Fixed error handling of expired sessions for OIDC and Keycloak authentication methods, especially in combination with API token. STAC-15781
  • Fixed suggestions in telemetry inspector for values with multiple dots (domains, IPs). STAC-15764
  • Fixed STQL query generation for relation based problems. STAC-13333
  • If the OIDC configuration is wrongly configured to obtain a username, the logging will now show all fields that can be selected to obtain the username from. STAC-16027
Security
  • Upgraded ssl_client to 1.33.1-r7, patching the CVE-2022-28391 vulnerability. STAC-16426
  • Upgraded Log4j-over-slf4j to version 2.12.1, patching the CVE-2020-9493 vulnerability. STAC-16233
  • Upgraded libcrypto1.1 to 1.1.1n-r0, patching the CVE-2022-0778 vulnerability. STAC-16135
  • Upgraded libssl1.1 to 1.1.1l-r0 (Alpine) and 1.1.1f-1ubuntu2.12 (Ubuntu), patching the CVE-2022-0778 vulnerability. STAC-16134
  • Upgraded zlib to 1.2.12-r0, patching the CVE-2018-25032 vulnerability. STAC-16214
  • Upgraded libretls to 3.3.3p1-r3, patching the CVE-2022-0778 vulnerability. STAC-16153
  • Upgraded ElasticSearch to 7.17.2. STAC-16418
StackPack updates:

StackState v4.6.x

v4.6.1

Bug fixes
  • Fixed issue that incorrectly showed an error message when displaying a log stream. STAC-16222
  • If the OIDC configuration is wrongly configured to obtain a username, the logging will show all fields that can be selected to obtain the username from. STAC-16027
  • Security fixes for CVE-2022-24407. STAC-15939

v4.6.0

The StackState v4.6 release brings powerful new capabilities:
  • Important improvements in topology visualization to accelerate troubleshooting.
  • Support for OpenTelemetry traces, specifically for serverless AWS Lambda applications built with Node.js. This new low-latency data requires no integration, and will immediately enrich your topology with additional relationships and telemetry.
  • Expanded Autonomous Anomaly Detection capabilities to automatically analyze the golden signals of throughput, latency and error rate. Automatic health checks can then run on this data and alert you as soon as anomalies are found. This will help you to get to the root cause of incidents more quickly and proactively prevent problems before they occur.
Details of the included improvements, bug fixes and StackPack updates can be found below.
Improvements
  • Topology synchronization progress counters have been moved from individual synchronizations to the stackstate.log file for Linux-based distributions. Errors for topology mapping and templates remain in the synchronization-specific logs. STAC-15529
  • The MinIO chart now allows the registry to be configured separately from the repository. Also, the chart will now use any globally configured pull secrets to fetch Docker images. STAC-15180
  • The component context menu now displays the preview of the three top priority metrics. STAC-15076
  • PodDisruptionBudget and PodSecurityPolicy now use the updated apiVersion (policy/v1) for newer Kubernetes versions. STAC-14968
  • The MinIO Helm chart has been updated to specify both a requests and limits for the memory resource. STAC-14771
  • All PodDisruptionBudget(s) can be configured through the Helm Values. STAC-14770
  • In the StackState Helm chart, the Ingress path can now be configured through the value ingress.path. STAC-14769
  • All pods in the StackState Helm charts can now be configured to use a pullSecret to pull protected images. STAC-14767
  • Non-propagating unhealthy components are marked as problem root causes. STAC-13618
Bug fixes
  • Increased performance of network connections correlation by better data scheduling and by adjusting CPU limits in the Helm chart (default from 0.6 to 2). STAC-15822
  • Fixed an issue that caused custom Kafka producer configuration to be disregarded by the correlator and receiver. STAC-15795
  • Clears the following CVEs STAC-15733:
    • CVE-2022-23852
    • CVE-2022-23990.
  • The limit of problems visible in the StackState UI has been increased to 999. STAC-15688
  • Remediation for CVE-2022-23307 by removing Log4J dependencies from StackGraph. STAC-15655
  • Fixed an issue that caused several pods to be stuck in Pending mode after an API key update. STAC-15525
  • Fixed bug when major part of Kubernetes topology is missing when a big element is reported (such as big ConfigMap). STAC-15458
  • Fixed receiver out of memory issue appearing under load preventing processes from appearing on topology. STAC-15431
  • Fixed an issue that caused the StackState UI to crash occasionally due to a misconfiguration of the Prometheus nginx exporter. STAC-15167
  • Fixed an issue that caused component properties to not display correctly when a component is merged from two of the same synchronization sources. STAC-15147
  • Fixed an issue that caused StackState to stop receiving health synchronization data after Kafka has rebalanced partitions to consumers. STAC-14676
  • Fixed an issue that caused the anomaly event chart to not display full metric data. STAC-14630
  • The backup-stackgraph Kubernetes CronJob now correctly checks whether the StackGraph export exists before copying it. STAC-14532
  • Fixed error on the Traces Perspective stemming from server and browser clocks not being synchronized. STAC-12832
StackPack updates
    • Feature: Automatically add Open Telemetry HTTP health checks
      • Error count (sum) check
      • Request count (sum) check
      • Response Time (milliseconds) check
    • Feature: Add Container integration DataSource and Sync
    • Note that the previous release of StackState (v4.5.x) shipped with StackState Agent StackPack v4.4.12. Read release notes for all versions.
  • โ€‹AWS (v1.2.0):
    • Improvement: Add OpenTelemetry information STAC-15902
    • Improvement: Documentation for agent.containerRuntime.customSocketPath option.
    • Improvement: Documentation for agent.containerRuntime.customSocketPath option.

Unsupported versions

The versions below have reached End of Life (EOL) and are no longer be supported.
These releases are susceptible to the Apache log4j2 vulnerabilities CVE-2021-44228 and CVE-2021-45046.

StackState v4.5.x (EOL)

v4.5.6

Improvements
  • Added support for base64 encoded trust stores. STAC-16004
Bug fixes
  • If the OIDC configuration is wrongly configured to obtain a username, the logging will show all fields that can be selected to obtain the username from. STAC-16027
  • Security fixes for CVE-2022-24407. STAC-15939

v4.5.5

Bug fixes
  • Clears the following CVEs:
    • CVE-2022-23852
    • CVE-2022-23990. STAC-15733
  • Fixed timeline health state not showing up properly on views with trailing whitespace in the query. STAC-15662
  • Fixed issue that incorrectly calculates Problem Clusters in certain circumstances. STAC-15657
  • Remediation for CVE-2022-23307 by removing Log4J dependencies from StackGraph. STAC-15655
  • Fixed issue that caused several pods to be stuck in Pending mode after an API key update. STAC-15525

v4.5.4

Improvements
  • Internal Playground optimization. STAC-15393

v4.5.3

Bug fixes
  • Fixed issue that caused AAD to fail to authenticate with StackState. STAC-15278

v4.5.2

Improvements
  • Added configuration options to Azure StackPack that allow specification of the Azure function name and the StackPack instance URL. STAC-14694
Bug fixes
  • Fixed issue that caused a redirect to the Views Dashboard page when clicking on a component in a view that contains a slash in the identifier. STAC-15443
  • Added missing documentation in Slack StackPack. STAC-15103
  • Fixed issue that caused transaction logs to consume excessive storage space on Kubernetes. STAC-13922

v4.5.1

Improvements
  • Adds compatibility with StackState Agent V2.15.0. Read how to upgrade StackState Agent.
  • The MinIO chart has been internalized to StackState to ensure its continuity. STAC-14977
  • The MinIO Helm chart has been updated to specify both a requests and limits for the memory resource. STAC-14771
Bug fixes
  • Removed vulnerable JNDI lookup feature from log4j2 library (CVE-2021-44228 and CVE-2021-45046). STAC-15200
  • Fixed issue that caused the stackstate-ui to crash occasionally due to a misconfiguration of the Prometheus nginx exporter. STAC-15167
  • Set sync counters back to 0 after a sync reset operation. STAC-15088
  • Fixed issue that caused incorrect metric data to create spurious indices in ElasticSearch. STAC-14978
  • Fixed issue that caused Kubernetes synchronization to fail when processing specific data. STAC-14811
  • Resolved several vulnerabilities in stackstate-ailab docker image. STAC-14760
  • Fixed issue that caused long anomalies to be reported with severity HIGH instead of MEDIUM. STAC-14756
  • Fixed issue that caused StackState to stop receiving health synchronization data after Kafka has rebalanced partitions to consumers. STAC-14676

v4.5.0

This release is susceptible to the Apache log4j2 vulnerabilities CVE-2021-44228 and CVE-2021-45046. Resolved in version v4.5.1.
Features
  • The ability to create manual topology from the StackState UI has been removed. Please use the Static Topology StackPack in order to create components manually. STAC-14377
  • Improved feedback from the topology synchronization service by exposing synchronization metrics via the CLI. STAC-13318
  • Improved root cause analysis using subviews: modify your view to include additional components, show indirect relations and paths, show grouped relations, save changed views even when timetravelling. STAC-13142
  • Start anomaly detection on new streams after two hours. Adapt to changing streams in real-time. STAC-12996
Improvements
  • Time travel directly to the start of a problem from the View and Problem details pane. STAC-14746
  • AWS CloudWatch metrics can now be retrieved via an HTTPS proxy. STAC-14608
  • The HBase minReplicationFactor is now automatically adjusted if it's higher than the replicaCount of the datanodes. STAC-14551
  • Improve performance of view health state calculations under load. STAC-14056
  • Support extra custom request parameters for OIDC. STAC-13999
  • Link directly to possible root causes from Slack problem notifications. STAC-13802
  • Check state changes always invoke auto propagation even if a CRITICAL state has been propagated before. STAC-13656
  • Highlight exact changes when displaying Version Change, Health State Change or Run State Change events. STAC-13117
  • Retain timeline settings when switching views. STAC-12745
  • Component drag&drop functionality has been removed from the topology visualizer. Please use the Static Topology StackPack in order to create components manually. STAC-12718
  • Support problem notifications to Slack. STAC-12496
  • Prevent StackPacks requiring an incompatible version of StackState from being installed. STAC-9311
  • Retain Topology visualizer zoom level and panning when switching perspectives or changing the time range. STAC-14389
  • The time jumpers now jump to the next and previous timestamp at which interesting events took place. STAC-12781
Bug fixes
  • Fixed issue that prevented increase of the CloudWatch integration connection pool. STAC-14607
  • Fixed issue that caused problems to incorrectly merge or resolve under certain circumstances. STAC-14411
  • Fixed issue that caused a loop when logging in with OIDC when 'stackstate.baseUrl' contained a trailing '/'. STAC-13964
  • Fixed issue that caused corrupt data in StackGraph under certain circumstances. STAC-13860
  • Fixed issue that caused the health synchronization to occasionally keep restarting. STAC-13829
  • Security improvement for handling credentials on the StackPack pages. STAC-13658
  • Fixed issue that caused incorrect service metric aggregation under certain circumstances. STAC-13591
  • Fixed issue that caused the process manager logs to be truncated. STAC-12875

StackState v4.4.x (EOL)

v4.4.3 (EOL)

Bug fixes
  • The StackState Helm chart now depends on an internalised version of the MinIO Helm chart. STAC-15194
  • Removed vulnerable JNDI lookup feature from log4j2 library (CVE-2021-44228). STAC-15179

v4.4.2 (EOL)

This release is susceptible to the Apache log4j2 vulnerabilities CVE-2021-44228 and CVE-2021-45046. Resolved in version v4.4.3.
Improvements
  • Support extra custom request parameters for OIDC. STAC-13999
  • Security improvement for handling credentials on the StackPack pages. STAC-13658
Bug fixes
  • Fixed issue that caused the AWS CloudWatch plugin to fail to assume the correct IAM role under certain circumstances. STAC-14252
  • Fix the issue that caused the AWS StackPack installation to fail to verify the passed in AWS credentials on the StackState Kubernetes installation. STAC-14014
  • Fixed issue that caused a loop when logging in with OIDC when 'stackstate.baseUrl' contained a trailing '/'. STAC-13964
  • Fixed issue that caused backup functionality to fail on OpenShift. STAC-13772

v4.4.1 (EOL)

This release is susceptible to the Apache log4j2 vulnerabilities CVE-2021-44228 and CVE-2021-45046. Ressolved in version v4.4.3.
Improvements
  • Added tolerations and affinity configuration to the anomaly-detector Helm Chart. STAC-13824
  • Added tolerations, nodeSelector and affinity configuration to the kafkaTopicCreate job in the StackState Helm Chart. STAC-13822
Bug fixes
  • Fixed issue that caused corrupt data in StackGraph under certain circumstances. STAC-13860
  • Fixed issue that caused the health synchronization to occasionally keep restarting. STAC-13829
  • Fixed issue that occasionally caused auto propagation to enter a loop and fail to terminate. STAC-13725

v4.4.0 (EOL)

This release is susceptible to the Apache log4j2 vulnerabilities CVE-2021-44228 and CVE-2021-45046. Resolved in version v4.4.3.
Features
  • Integrate network monitoring information from SolarWinds. STAC-13360
    • Improved component popover with direct links to contextual actions. STAC-12909
    • Double-clicking on a topology element (group, component or relation) "zooms into" that element in the Topology Perspective
    • Use the Plus button to expand a view with connected components, link from a trace span to the service. STAC-13359
  • Improved propagation functions to reduce noise. Alpha release. Not enabled by default. STAC-13107
  • Simplified installation and configuration of AWS integration including coverage of Step Functions and VPC FlowLog. STAC-12395
  • Support fast and low-overhead direct synchronization of health states from external (monitoring) tools. STAC-11290
Improvements
  • The API-Integration StackPack has been removed. STAC-13346
  • โ€‹Support BCrypt next to md5 for file based passwords. STAC-13246
  • Configuration of authorization for various StackState APIs can now be defined in one central location. STAC-12968
  • Completed removal of deprecated baseline functions. Baseline functions should be removed from all templates. See upgrade documentation for more details. STAC-12602
  • The HDFS OpenShift SecurityContextConfiguration is not necessary and has been removed from the documentation. STAC-12573
    • It is now possible to zoom out of a time range. STAC-12533
    • Added support for navigating to the next and previous time range. STAC-12531
  • Indirect relations for "Show root cause only" are now always shown when there is at least one invisible dependency that leads to the root cause. In previous versions of StackState an indirect relation for a root cause was only shown if there was no visible path to the root cause. STAC-11621
  • โ€‹Relations to component groups are shown as solid lines. In StackState v4.3 a grouped relation was displayed as a dashed line when the group of relations was not complete in the sense that each component in the group received that relation (this is also called surjective). STAC-11621
  • Improve how component names are displayed in the Topology Perspective. STAC-13063
  • The component finder modal can now be invoked using the keyboard shortcut CTRL+SHIFT+F. STAC-12957
Bug fixes
  • Fixed issue that caused an import via the CLI to fail. STAC-13481
  • The deprecated elasticsearch-exporter Helm chart has been replaced with the prometheus-elasticsearch-exporter Helm chart in order to make it OpenShift compatible. STAC-13473
  • Fixed issue that prevented Keycloak authentication from working after expiry of a refresh token. STAC-13268
  • Fixed issue that prevented certain views from opening from the View Overview page. STAC-13244
  • Fixed crash when accessing the logs API. STAC-13149
  • Backup PVC is created on installation of StackState chart to prevent Helm hanging. STAC-12696

StackState v4.3.x (EOL)

v4.3.6 (EOL)

Bug fixes
  • The StackState Helm chart now depends on an internalised version of the MinIO Helm chart. STAC-15193
  • Removed vulnerable JNDI lookup feature from log4j2 library (CVE-2021-44228). STAC-15179

v4.3.5 (EOL)

This release is susceptible to the Apache log4j2 vulnerabilities CVE-2021-44228 and CVE-2021-45046. Resolved in version v4.3.6.
Improvements
  • Added tolerations and affinity configuration to the anomaly-detector Helm Chart. STAC-13824
  • Added tolerations, nodeSelector and affinity configuration to the kafkaTopicCreate job in the StackState Helm Chart. STAC-13822
Bug fixes
  • Fixed issue that caused corrupt data in StackGraph under certain circumstances. STAC-13860

v4.3.4 (EOL)

This release is susceptible to the Apache log4j2 vulnerabilities CVE-2021-44228 and CVE-2021-45046. Resolved in version v4.3.6.
Bug fixes
  • Fixed issue that prevented Keycloak authentication from working after expiry of a refresh token. STAC-13268

v4.3.3 (EOL)

This release is susceptible to the Apache log4j2 vulnerabilities CVE-2021-44228 and CVE-2021-45046. Resolved in version v4.3.6.
Bug fixes
  • Fixed issue that prevented certain views from opening from the View Overview page. STAC-13244

v4.3.2 (EOL)

This release is susceptible to the Apache log4j2 vulnerabilities CVE-2021-44228 and CVE-2021-45046. Resolved in version v4.3.6.
Bug fixes
  • Fix crash when accessing the logs api. STAC-13149

v4.3.1 (EOL)

This release is susceptible to the Apache log4j2 vulnerabilities CVE-2021-44228 and CVE-2021-45046. Resolved in version v4.3.6.
Improvements
  • The CLI will now issue a deprecation warning when not using the new API token based authentication. For details, see the CLI authentication docs. STAC-12567
  • Any change to a check will update the check state data and fire a change event. STAC-12472
Bug fixes
  • Fixed issue that caused the Autonomous Anomaly Detector to fail to authenticate with StackState. STAC-12742
  • Fixed issue that caused the browser to free when selecting a large group of components. STAC-12016

v4.3.0 (EOL)

This release is susceptible to the Apache log4j2 vulnerabilities CVE-2021-44228 and CVE-2021-45046. Resolved in version v4.3.6.
Features
Improvements
Bug fixes
  • Fixed issue that prevented view event handlers from being updated. STAC-12296
  • Fixed issue that prevented proxy settings from being picked up in asynchronous event handlers. STAC-12097
  • Fixed memory consumption issue in slicer pod that caused intermittent out of memory errors. Any custom memory settings for the slicer pod can be removed. STAC-11841
  • Fixed issue that caused the Slack event handler to fail when sending a notification of a view health state change event. STAC-11831
  • Fixed issue that caused the StackState helm chart to fail with custom image registries. STAC-11717
  • Fixed issue that prevented copy_images.sh script from working with containers without a docker.io prefix. STAC-11697
  • Fixed issue that caused the old and new state to disappear for certain health state changes in the Event Perspective. STAC-11691
  • Fixed issue that prevented exports produced by the CLI on Windows from being imported. STAC-11096
  • Fixed issue that caused incorrect anomalies to be detected on CloudWatch metrics by introducing two new aggregation methods: COUNT_NO_ZEROS and SUM_NO_ZEROS. Aggregation methods COUNT and SUM keep the existing behavior of filling gaps in metrics with zeroes, with a configurable delay. STAC-11079

StackState v4.2.x (EOL)

v4.2.4 (EOL)

Improvements
  • It is now possible to configure whether ClusterRoles and ClusterRoleBindings need to be installed by the Helm chart using the cluster-role.enabled flag. STAC-11749
  • Added support for interacting with external systems using self-signed certificates. STAC-11738
  • Added documentation and support for backup and restore for self-hosted Kubernetes setup. STAC-11548
Bugfixes
  • Fix issue blocking the sync service and not letting process topology anymore. STAC-12116
  • Fixed problem where LDAP users with a special character in their DN could not be authorized. STAC-12059
  • Fixed issue that caused filtering on a domain containing an ampersand to redirect to the Views page. STAC-11797

v4.2.3 (EOL)

Improvements
  • StackState's HDFS pods now run without privileges in Kubernetes. STAC-11741
  • Adding an additional role field for Keycloak authentication. STAC-11609
  • StackState now supports API tokens for authentication of the StackState CLI, making it possible to use the CLI with Keycloak or OIDC as authentication provider. STAC-11608
  • Authentication settings are now directly configurable on the helm chart. STAC-11237
Bug fixes
  • Fixed issue that prevented traces from being ingested into StackState. STAC-11733
  • Fixed issue that caused the StackState helm chart to fail with custom image registries. STAC-11717
  • Fixed issue that prevented copy_images.sh script from working with containers without a docker.io prefix. STAC-11697
  • Fixed issue that caused the old and new state to disappear for certain health state changes in the Event Perspective. STAC-11691

v4.2.2 (EOL)

Bug fixes
  • Fix for StackState helm chart to include correct version of the AAD sub chart. STAC-11654

v4.2.1 (EOL)

Improvements
  • Add support for running StackState on an OpenShift Kubernetes cluster. STAC-11549
Bug fixes
  • Fixed issue that prevents StackState distributed Kubernetes installation from starting when the database initialisation process fails due to a pod restart. STAC-11618

v4.2.0 (EOL)

Features
  • Display external events in the Events Perspective. Improve Event Detail panel and event filtering. STAC-10638
  • Alert on Problem Clusters in Slack. STAC-10567
  • Ingest events from external systems related to topology in StackState. STAC-8183
Improvements
  • Support OpenID Connect (OIDC) authentication provider. STAC-10083
Bug fixes
  • Fixed issue where duplicate negative IDs in a component template leads to lastUpdateTimstampField missing. STAC-11495
  • Fix issue where kafkaToES would not log when it is dropping data. STAC-11434
  • Fixed issue where kafkaToES would not adhere to the index size boundaries when historic data is stored. STAC-11433
  • Upload of a new StackPack now returns more details on why an uploaded StackPack is not valid. STAC-11094
  • Fixed issue that caused a baseline stream to disappear if the associated stream's filter was changed. STAC-10872
  • Fixed issue that caused incoming telemetry data to be rejected due to incorrect interpretation of telemetry data end timestamp. STAC-10777
  • Fixed bug where a non-existing datasource in a synchronization template would cause the synchronization to stop processing. STAC-10774
  • Fixed issue that disregarded filters when populating the selection field name dropdown. STAC-10759
  • Fixed issue that caused checks to ignore a change to a streams filter under certain circumstances. STAC-10733
  • Fixed issue that caused an error when StackState attempted to connect to an LDAP server using LDAPS on certain versions of the JVM. STAC-10606
  • Fixed issue that made it impossible to save changes to functions in the Settings screen. STAC-10180
  • Next to the admin and guest roles StackState now has a standard power user role. It has the same permissions as an admin user except it is not allowed to grant permissions or to upload stackpacks. STAC-10170
  • UPGRADE NOTE: It is strongly advised to review the roles your users have and limit the number of admin users. Users that need to configure StackState can be given the role of power user instead. STAC-10170
  • Fixed issue that caused a security exception to occur when using a groovy regex in the Analytics environment. STAC-9947
  • Fixed issue that caused an error when showing the Component Details pane for a component or relation originating from a removed synchronization. STAC-8165

StackState v4.1.x (EOL)

With the release of StackState v4.4, StackState v4.1 reached End of Life (EOL) and is no longer supported.

v4.1.3 (EOL)

Bug fixes
  • Fixed issue that caused the CLI to fail to run on systems with an older GLIBC library. STAC-10609
  • Fixed issue that prevented historical data from displaying in the Health Forecast Report. STAC-11207

v4.1.2 (EOL)