Release Notes

observIQ Log Management Cloud Platform Cumulative Release Notes – 7.23.2021 – Smooth Logging

by Paul S on July 26, 2021

Everything is running smoothly at observIQ this week. This update comes with some valuable quality of life improvements to the platform, a new Dashboard plugin, and improvements to set up, Alerts, and Live Tail.




  • Dashboards
    • Added Netflow plugin
  • Alerts
    • Added feature to disable notification expiration timer




  • Sign In and Set Up
    • New Customer plans will automatically freeze after trial expiration, rather than accumulate logs and invoices
      • Plans can still be chosen before expiration, or picked up any time after
      • Free plan is still 100% free
  • Kubernetes
    • Events source now omits log lines from expired events




  • Sign In and Set Up
    • Optimized backend processes so account creation and initial setup is even faster
    • Improved verification email
      • Additional information
      • Automatic light/dark theme
      • Added backup link in case verification fails
  • Live Tail
    • Exceeding throughput limit no longer stops data stream
    • Updated ‘Sources’ filter to include all valid sources
  • Alerts
    • Custom Alerts setup fields are automatically populated with relevant settings
      • Settings can still be fully customized




  • Live Tail
    • Fixed issue where Live Tail ‘Type’ filter would not narrow displayed results
  • Alerts
    • Fixed issue where some Alerts would not include relevant log lines attached

observIQ Log Management Cloud Platform Cumulative Release Notes – 7.9.2021 – Let’s Get Automated!

by Paul S on July 12, 2021

We’re excited to announce some big releases, including lower pricing, automated deployments, programmable alerts, easier sign up, and valuable changes to Live Tail.


  • Automated Deployment with Ansible
    • Simple ‘configuration as code’ solution
    • Automatically deploy observeIQ Cloud agents across any/all Linux hosts
    • Deploy custom templates with simple Template ID’s
    • Store deployment code in Git to version deployments
  • Alerts
    • Added fully programmable alerts under  Advanced Options when creating an alert


  • Reduced Pricing
    • Billing period minimum charges reduced to $5, $10, or $50 depending on retention tier
      • Prices per GB remain $0.75, $1.00, and $1.50 respectively
    • Existing paid accounts will automatically move to reduced minimum pricing at the start of their next billing period
  • Sign Up
    • Confirmation emails now redirect users to setup page rather than back to login
      • For security, this feature only works on machines that already have login credentials, otherwise email redirect goes to login page


  • Live Tail
    • General improvements for higher efficiency and responsiveness
    • Added more detailed messages in Live Tail stream
      • Clearer messages for start/stop and messages to indicate that Live Tail is running even if no tracked events are occurring
    • Live Tail will remain active even if no events occur for a long period of time
  • Sign Up
    • New message and animation indicates when an account is being created
  • Archives
    • Optimization improvements to archive log files
    • Automatically remove duplicate logs


  • Live Tail
    • Fixed issue where new searches would briefly display results from previous searches
    • Fixed issue with delayed response from Start button after stopping Live Tail
  • Sign Up
    • Fixed issue where new users invited to existing accounts were not receiving proper invite information
    • Fixed issue where duplicate company profiles could be created at sign up


observIQ Log Management Cloud Platform Cumulative Release Notes – 6.25.2021

by Paul S on July 7, 2021

This week at observIQ, we are excited to release new alerts customizations, support for new sources, improved setup UI, install/uninstall guides, and the official launch of a powerful new feature for real time event and log tracking – Live Tail.


  • Live Tail
    • Monitor logs across all deployments in real time
    • Search for specific events or key phrases to filter logs as they occur
    • Start/stop event log at will
    • Record/save event streams
    • And much more!
  • Alerts
    • Alerts can now send relevant log lines along with alert notifications
  • Sources
    • Added source: MacOS
    • Added source: uWSGI
    • Added source: Ubiquiti
    • Added source: Netflow/sflow
    • Added Source: CodeIgniter
    • Added Source: Apache Common
    • Added Source: Apache Combined


  • Plugins
    • Openshift plugin: metadata is now optional
  • Sign Up
    • No telephone number required


  • Setup
    • Improved UI and guidance through setup process
    • Added source deployment guide
    • Added uninstallation guide for removing agents
  • Billing
    • Simplified billing and account preferences interface
    • Visual confirmation of payment processing through Stripe (before payment confirmation)
  • General efficiency improvements


  • Search
    • Fixed issue where time picker would disappear while using search field
    • Fixed issue where ‘filter out’ search option would not add filter to the search bar
  • Windows
    • Fixed issue where Windows agents could not properly sync with local timezone

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