Log Insight 2.5: Hosts Overview Table

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.


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Log Insight 2.5: Integrated Load Balancer

Log Insight 2.0 featured a scale-out option which relied on an external load balancer in order to support ingestion high availability. In Log Insight 2.5 an integrated load balancer is available. I would like to discuss the features of the integrated load balancer and also offer a comparison between using an external load balancer versus the integrated load balancer.


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Log Insight 2.5: No POODLE

There have been two major security vulnerabilities exposed this year that impacted most VMware products: ShellShock and POODLE. Log Insight addressed ShellShock by releasing a patch for Log Insight 1.5 GA, 2.0 GA and 2.5 TP3 and newer. In Log Insight 2.5 GA the POODLE attack has also been mitigated. In short, SSLv3 has been disabled. To my knowledge, this is the first VMware product with a server-side fix against POODLE that does not require manual user intervention. Note previous versions of Log Insight have not been patched. If you wish to disable SSLv3 on previous versions of Log Insight, read on.


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