Upcoming Changes

This page lists the upcoming changes that have been identified in the release notes. Where possible, notification of the change and version number will be provided.

Type?EntryClassFirst RegisteredLast Supported Version
Advanced Warning

The LogScale Launcher Script script for starting LogScale will be modified to change the way CPU core usage can be configured. The -XX:ActiveProcessorCount=n command-line option will be ignored if set. Users that need to configure the core count manually should set CORES=n environmant variable instead. This will cause the launcher to configure both LogScale and the JVM properly.

This change is scheduled for 1.148.0.

Installation and Deployment1.

We are deprecating the humio/kafka and humio/zookeeper Docker images due to low use. The planned final release for these images will be with LogScale 1.148.0.

Better alternatives are available going forward. We recommend the following:

  • If your cluster is deployed on Kubernetes: STRIMZI

  • If your cluster is deployed to AWS: MSK

If you still require humio/kafka or humio/zookeeper for needs that cannot be covered by these alternatives, please contact Support and share your concerns.

Installation and Deployment1.

The following API endpoints are deprecated and marked for removal in 1.148.0:

  • POST /api/v1/clusterconfig/kafka-queues/partition-assignment

  • GET /api/v1/clusterconfig/kafka-queues/partition-assignment

  • POST /api/v1/clusterconfig/kafka-queues/partition-assignment/set-replication-defaults

The deprecated methods are used for viewing and changing the partition assignment in Kafka for the ingest queue. Administrators should use Kafka's own tools for editing partition assignments instead, such as the bin/kafka-reassign-partitions.sh and bin/kafka-topics.sh scripts that ship with the Kafka install.


The server.tar.gz release artifact has been deprecated. Users should switch to the OS/architecture-specific server-linux_x64.tar.gz or server-alpine_x64.tar.gz, which include bundled JDKs. Users installing a Docker image do not need to make any changes. With this change, LogScale will no longer support bringing your own JDK, we will bundle one with releases instead.

We are making this change for the following reasons:

  • By bundling a JDK specifically for LogScale, we can customize the JDK to contain only the functionality needed by LogScale. This is a benefit from a security perspective, and also reduces the size of release artifacts.

  • Bundling the JDK ensures that the JDK version in use is one we've tested with, which makes it more likely a customer install will perform similar to our own internal setups.

  • By bundling the JDK, we will only need to support one JDK version. This means we can take advantage of enhanced JDK features sooner, such as specific performance improvements, which benefits everyone.

The last release where server.tar.gz artifact is included will be 1.154.0.

Installation and Deployment1.

The HUMIO_JVM_ARGS environment variable in the LogScale Launcher Script script will be removed in 1.154.0.

The variable existed for migration from older deployments where the launcher script was not available. The launcher script replaces the need for manually setting parameters in this variable, so the use of this variable is no longer required. Using the launcher script is now the recommended method of launching LogScale. For more details on the launcher script, see LogScale Launcher Script. Clusters that still set this configuration should migrate to the other variables described at Override garbage collection configuration within the launcher script.

Installation and Deployment1.