The Log Insight agent is extremely powerful — for more information see this post — and recommended whether you are using the Log Insight server or not. In Log Insight 3.6, a common configuration section has been added, which makes agent configuration even easier. Read on to learn more!
Like every release of Log Insight, the vSphere content pack — the only product content pack bundled out of the box — has been updated. Read on to see what changes you can expect!
Log Insight content packs have always included setup instructions, but they have not included upgrade instructions. In Log Insight 3.6, upgrade instructions are now also possible. Read on to learn why this enhancement is so important.
I recently got back from VMworld US 2016 and one of the top asked questions was: Which VMware products come pre-installed with the Log Insight agent? In this post, I will address this question.
The event forwarder feature of Log Insight is powerful for a variety of reasons (several covered in this post). When it comes to event forwarding over the syslog protocol (i.e. to a third-party destination), some people have commented on the prefix Log Insight adds to forwarder events. It turns out this is true for event forwarding as well as for the Log Insight agent. In this post, I would like to discuss the prefix and why it exists. Read on to learn more!
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.