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.
For Log Insight 2.5, several enhancements have been made on both the agent and ingestion API sides. I would like to cover these enhancements in detail.
Now that you know what the integrated load balancer feature is in Log Insight 2.5, you probably are interested in how you can switch from your already configured external load balancer (ELB) to the new integrated load balancer (ILB) and if you should switch. I will cover these topics in this post.
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.
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.
A feature that might be a little harder to locate, but one that provides powerful insight is the new log browsing and infinite scroll feature known in the UI as “View Event in Context”. I would like to dive into the feature to expose it’s value.
Less than a month after the beta and Log Insight 2.5 is now GA! This post contains everything you need to know about the new version including important upgrade information (there are changes from the beta!). Read on to learn more.