Log Insight 3.6: Official API Documentation!

I am happy to announce that official API documentation has been released and is available on both the Log Insight 3.3 and Log Insight 3.6 documentation landing pages!

Log Insight has always featured ingestion API documentation in the official product documentation. In Log Insight 3.3, a supported authentication and query API were made available in addition to a tech preview version of other administrative configuration APIs. The problem was the official product documentation did not include these new APIs. I posted an article on my blog as well as the VMware management blog, but the question remained when would official documentation be released? Well wonder no more. The reason for the delay? Standardizing on a new format for all Log Insight API documentation. The initial work is done and all supported APIs are fully documented. The tech preview APIs are not listed at this time. Please take a look and let us know what you think.


My VMworld US 2016 Schedule

VMworld is coming up and I thought I would share my schedule!

  • Saturday
    • vBeers: 6:00 to 9:00 RI RA Irish Bar
  • Sunday
    • TAM Customer Day Ask the Experts: 1:30 to 3:30 South Convention Center, Level 2
    • Welcome Reception: 5:00 to 7:30
    • VMunderground Party: 7:00 to 10:00, Nine Fine Irishmen
    • VMUG Party: 7:30 to 9:30, House of Blues
  • Monday
    • General Session: 9:00 to 10:30
    • VMTN Tweetup: 1:00 to 2:00, VMvillage
    • vFlipCup: 7:00 to 11:00, Bourbon Bar
  • Tuesday
    • General Session: 9:00 to 10:30
    • Log Insight (?ne+dle) to Value Deep Dive: 1:30 to 2:30 Breakers H, Level 2
    • Hall Crawl in Solutions Exchange: 4:30 to 6:00
    • vExpert Reception: 7:00 to 10:00 The Mob Museum
    • Veeam Party: 8:00 to 11:00 The Light Vegas
  • Wednesday
    • #MGT7685R Insight into the World of Logs: 9:30 to 10:30 South Pacific H, Level 1
    • #MGT8641R A Lot of Insight and No PowerPoint: 11:30 to 12:30 Lagoon F, Level 2
    • #MGT10763-GD Log Insight Group Discussion: 1:00 to 2:00 Shell Seekers A, Level 1
    • #MGT8641R A Lot of Insight and No PowerPoint: 2:30 to 3:30 Islander G, Level 1
    • #MGT7685R Insight into the World of Logs: 4:00 to 5:00 Islander A, Level 1
    • VMworld Customer Appreciation Party: 7:30 to 10:30
  • Thursday
    • #MGT8040 Turning Up the Noise with Log Insight: 12:00 to 1:00 Islander I, Level 1



Log Insight: ESXi Importer Manifest

In my last post, I explained how to convert Log Insight agent groups into importer manifests. This option works great if you have an agent group already defined (e.g. vCenter Server), however agent groups would only be defined for applications that support the Log Insight agent. Since ESXi does not support the Log Insight agent today, you may be wondering where you can get an ESXi manifest file so you can import an ESXi support bundle. Well wonder no more! I have uploaded a manifest file that you can use here. Enjoy!