This topic introduces logtail-windows and describes the usage notes and release notes for logtail-windows.

Introduction

Container Service for Kubernetes (ACK) allows you to use the logtail-windows component to collect log data from Windows containers and send the data to Log Service.

Usage notes

logtail-windows must be manually installed. For more information, see Install Logtail V1.0.x on Windows nodes.

logtail-windows 1.0.x is compatible with all Windows nodes. logtail-windows 1.0.20 and later are incompatible with Windows Server version 1903. To install logtail-windows 1.0.20 or later on a worker node, you must use Windows Server version 1909 or 2004 for the node, and configure the Semi-Annual Channel (SAC).

logtail-windows 1.1.x is dependent on the privileged proxy processes on Windows nodes. The image size of logtail-windows 1.1.x is 90% smaller than that of logtail-windows 1.0.x. The startup of the logtail-windows 1.1.x image is faster than that of the logtail-windows 1.0.x image. logtail-windows 1.1.x can be installed only on Windows nodes that are added from node pools and are added with the windows.alibabacloud.com/deployment-topology=2.0 label when these nodes are added to the cluster. If the windows.alibabacloud.com/deployment-topology=2.0 label is added to a Windows node after the node is added to the cluster, logtail-windows 1.1.x cannot be installed on the node.

Release notes

August 2021

Version Image address Release date Description Impact
v1.0.20 registry-vpc.${region}.aliyuncs.com/acs/logtail-windows:v1.0.20 2021-08-21
  • The base images are updated. The original version number is overwritten.
  • The following Windows operating systems are supported: Windows Server version 1809 (10.0.17763.2114), Windows Server version 1909 (10.0.18363.1556), and Windows Server version 2004 (10.0.19041.1165).
No impact on workloads.
v1.1.18-aliyun.1 registry-vpc.${region}.aliyuncs.com/acs/logtail-windows:v1.1.18-aliyun.1 2021-08-20
  • The base images are updated. The original version number is overwritten.
  • The following Windows operating systems are supported: Windows Server version 1809 (10.0.17763.2114), Windows Server version 1909 (10.0.18363.1556), and Windows Server version 2004 (10.0.19041.1165).
No impact on workloads.

July 2021

Version Image address Release date Description Impact
v1.1.18-aliyun.1 registry-vpc.${region}.aliyuncs.com/acs/logtail-windows:v1.1.18-aliyun.1 2021-07-05
  • The base images are updated. The original version number is overwritten.
  • The size of the logtail-windows image is reduced from 2.7 GB to 220 MB.
  • The following Windows operating systems are supported: Windows Server version 1809 (10.0.17763.1999), Windows Server version 1909 (10.0.18363.1556), and Windows Server version 2004 (10.0.19041.1052).
No impact on workloads.

June 2021

Version Image address Release date Description Impact
v1.1.18-aliyun.1 registry-vpc.${region}.aliyuncs.com/acs/logtail-windows:v1.1.18-aliyun.1 2021-06-17
  • Rancher Wins is used as the proxy of privileged operations.
  • The size of the logtail-windows image is reduced from 2.7 GB to 220 MB.
  • The following Windows systems are supported: Windows Server version 1809 (10.0.17763.1935), Windows Server version 1909 (10.0.18363.1556), and Windows Server version 2004 (10.0.19041.985).
The upgrade is applicable only to Windows worker nodes that are installed with Rancher Wins.

April 2021

Version Image address Release date Description Impact
v1.0.20 registry-vpc.${region}.aliyuncs.com/acs/logtail-windows:v1.0.20 2021-04-09

Windows Server version 1809 (10.0.17763.1817), Windows Server version 1909 (10.0.18363.1440), and Windows Server version 2004 (10.0.19041.867) are supported. Windows Server version 1903 is no longer supported.

  • The upgrade is not applicable to worker nodes that run Windows Server version 1903.
  • No impact on worker nodes that run Windows Server version 1809, Windows Server version 1909, or Windows Server version 2004.
  • Windows Server version 1903 is no longer supported in later logtail-windows versions.

January 2021

Version Image address Release date Description Impact
v1.0.19 registry-vpc.${region}.aliyuncs.com/acs/logtail-windows:v1.0.19 2021-01-27
  • Logstores can be created over the Internet.
  • Windows Server version 1809 (10.0.17763.1697), Windows Server version 1903 (10.0.18362.1256), Windows Server version 1909 (10.0.18363.1316), and Windows Server version 2004 (10.0.19041.746) are supported.
No impact on workloads.
v1.0.18 registry-vpc.${region}.aliyuncs.com/acs/logtail-windows:v1.0.18 2021-01-25
  • The availability issue in the China South 1 Finance region is fixed.
  • Logtail is upgraded to V1.0.0.18.
  • Windows Server version 1809 (10.0.17763.1697), Windows Server version 1903 (10.0.18362.1256), Windows Server version 1909 (10.0.18363.1316), and Windows Server version 2004 (10.0.19041.746) are supported.
No impact on workloads.
v1.0.10 registry-vpc.${region}.aliyuncs.com/acs/logtail-windows:v1.0.10 2021-01-10
  • Logtail is upgraded to V1.0.0.10.
  • Windows Server version 1809 (10.0.17763.1637), Windows Server version 1903 (10.0.18362.1256), Windows Server version 1909 (10.0.18363.1256), and Windows Server version 2004 (10.0.19041.685) are supported.
No impact on workloads.