Since the Log Insight Agent was introduced, it has supported silent installation options to assist in automated deployments. The silent installation options were primarily focused around server, port, and protocol specifications. With the change of enabling SSL by default in Log Insight 4.0, additional parameters became necessary to automate the deployment of the agent in […]
Ever wonder how you could automate the installation of the Log Insight Agent without a configuration management tool like SCCM, Puppet, or Salt? In this post, learn about a PowerShell script available that does exactly this!
Log Insight 4.0 changed the default option of “ssl” from off to on as I covered in this post. Using encryption by default is a best practice, but you should be aware of the four SSL parameters that can be set in the [server] section of the Log Insight agent configuration. Read on to learn […]
As you probably know, the Log Insight agent allows you to explicitly include or exclude: filelog: log files within a directory winlog: Windows event viewer channels One question I received at VMworld was if you could explicitly include or exclude: filelog: certain log messages from within a log file winlog: certain events from within Windows […]
Back in the early Log Insight days, I wrote about the types of fields in Log Insight and which static fields were provided automatically (more in this post). Today, I would like to discuss the automatic static fields that the Log Insight agent provides. Read on to learn more!
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.
I have received some questions around agent configuration that I wanted to clear up. Read on to learn more!
I have spent the last three weeks talking about the new agent parsing feature in Log Insight 3.0. I wanted to wrap-up by discussing why you should use agent parsers.
Recently someone reached out to me with an issue where the Log Insight agent was not collecting files that it should. I quickly uncovered the issue and thought that others may experience it so I figured I would discuss it.
The Log Insight agent functions similar to a syslog agent though is much more powerful. One question I often get asked is what happens if the remote destination the agent is configured to send events to is down? In this post, I will cover this exact question.