As you start logging more and more of your environment to Log Insight, it becomes important to understand what devices have been seen. The two common use-cases for this include understanding licenses requirements and to determine whether a host that was previously logging has stopped logging. In Log Insight 2.5 this feature has been introduced as a Hosts table under administration.
One of the final sections in the web UI I would like to cover is the Content Packs section. Content packs provide a powerful way to extend Log Insight through pre-defined knowledge about particular events. I would like to cover the content packs section specifically in this article and more broadly cover content packs in […]
Another important section in the Log Insight web UI is the administration section. The administration section provides health information as well as allows for the modification of configuration settings. All information displayed during the initial configuration wizard of the product can be modified from the administration section. I would like to cover all aspects of […]
Next, I would like to give an overview of the Interactive Analytics page. This view allows administrators and engineers to drill down into log messages, to determine problem areas, and to perform root cause analysis.
Now that you have deployed, configured, and are sending syslog traffic to Log Insight you can start using the product! Next, I would like to cover what you see when you initially log into the Log Insight web UI, the Dashboards page.
I have been asked a few times why a content pack does not return any results. The actual symptoms of the problem often vary between: None of the widgets return any results One or more dashboards return no results while other dashboards do return results A particular widget does not return any results when results […]
In my first post about Log Insight 2.5 backup and recovery, I talked about deployment types, backup considerations and architecture of the different Log Insight components. With that knowledge, I would like to continue by discussing how to back up the different components of Log Insight 2.5.
Now that you know about the new RBAC feature available in Log Insight 2.5, I would like to walk you through an example on how to configure RBAC with real data.
Log Insight ships with two content packs: General and vSphere. Both of these content packs have been updated for Log Insight 2.5. I would like to cover the updates in these two content packs and how you can best leverage them in your environment.
Log Insight 2.5 was announced at VMware Barcelona and today VMware released the Log Insight 2.5 Beta. Unless you are part of the Log Insight community you probably have not heard about all the new features that have been made available since Log Insight 2.0. To date, three Tech Previews (TP) have been released for […]