I have been asked a few time how to mass deploy the Log Insight Windows agent and thought I would share this documentation link, which provides all the relevant information.
In this video presentation, I cover how to configure the Windows agent available in Log Insight 2.0 including how to properly handle multiline messages.
This week, I would like to talk about the Windows agent available in Log Insight 2.0. First up, I would like to cover how to deploy the Window Agent on your Window’s VMs. Please note the Windows agent support Windows desktop versions Vista and newer and server versions 2008 and newer.
As you probably know, Windows does not natively support syslog. Several third party syslog agents exist for Windows, but each come with a list of pros and cons (for examples see this post). In addition, getting support for a Window agent can be costly. To address these limitations, Log Insight has introduced a Windows agent. […]
In my previous post, I discussed how to build Log Insight Windows agent configuration sections for monitoring log files, in this post I would like to provide some additional sample configurations for common Microsoft and VMware applications. I will be updating this post over time so be sure to check back from time to time!
Someone recently asked me if Microsoft’s Log Parser application could be used as a syslog agent. To be honest, I had not heard of the application so I looked it up and tried it out. This post is a result of what I learned.
In order to send events from a Windows device to a remote syslog server like Log Insight, you need a syslog agent. Windows does not natively support syslog. The good news is that several syslog agents for Windows exist. I would like to cover my considerations and recommendations for a syslog agent on Windows. UPDATE: […]
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 […]
I have compared the ingestion API to syslog and also explained why you should use the Log Insight agent, but I have never compared the ingestion API to the Log Insight agent. In this post, I will do exactly that. Read on to learn more!
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!