Log Insight: Configuration APIs

A few months back, I blogged about Log Insight GET configuration APIs. At the time, my goal was to provide a set of BASH functions that could be used to call Log Insight APIs and also to provide some minimum documentation on the Tech Preview configuration APIs in Log Insight 3.6. For one of my vBrownBag sessions at VMworld, I updated these functions and included some POST configuration APIs as well. Read on to learn more!


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Log Insight 4.0 Announced!

This morning, before the VMworld Barcelona General Session, Log Insight 4.0 was announced on the VMware Management blog! Sign up to be notified when the new release is available here. Also, be sure to register here to get access to the latest Tech Preview (available now!).

4.0 means it is a major release and it is not going to disappoint. Here is what is publicly known now:

New Server Features

  • vSphere 6.5 compatibility
  • New Admin Alerts Management UI
  • FIPS-compliant deployment
  • Syslog octet-framing over TCP
  • Supported deployment APIs

New UI Features

  • New Clarity UI
  • DeviceID to name aliasing
  • New “field does not exist” filter
  • New gauge chart
  • New “blur” on session timeout

Tech Preview Features

  • Agent Auto-Update
  • Agent scripted-input
  • vIDM SSO Support


My VMworld EMEA 2016 Schedule

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

  • Sunday
    • Pre-beer Party
    • vRockstar
  • Monday
    • CMBU Party, 18.30 to 20.00
    • Nutanix Barcelona Night, 20.00 to 0.00, Cafe Ocana
  • Tuesday
    • vBreakfastBCN, 7.00 to 8.00, Restaurant La Vid Carrer
    • General Session, 9.00 to 10.30
    • TechTalk – Fun with Log Insight APIs, 12.00 to 12.15
    • #EXPERTSSF Meet the Experts, 13.00 to 14.00, Pod 7 Hall 8.0
    • #MGT7685 Insight into the World of Logs with Log Insight 15.30 to 16.30, Room 25 Hall 8.0
    • Welcome Reception, 17.30 to 19.30
    • vExpert Reception, 19.00 to 21.00, L’eggs
  • Wednesday
    • General Session, 9.00 to 10.30
    • TechTalk – Let’s talk about syslog RFCs, 12.15 to 12.30
    • VBCs 15.00 to 17.00
    • TAM Day Everything you wanted to know about Log Insight 17.00 to 18.00, Hall 8
    • Hall Crawl, 18.00 to 20.00
    • Customer Appreciation Party 18.00 to 21.00