In my last post, I covered the new Log Insight Importer. In this post, I would like to show some examples on how to leverage the next Importer. Read on to learn more!
With Log Insight 3.3 a new Log Insight Importer utility was made available. In this post, I would like to talk about the Importer. Read on to learn more!
Since the announcement of the free Log Insight for vCenter Server edition I have received a lot of questions about what you can and can not do. In this post, I would like to state the facts. Read on to learn more!
In my last post, I covered the new query API available in Log Insight 3.3. If you read the post then you can see there is a lot of information and while some examples were provided, it may not be easy to understand the basics of the API. In this post, I would like to focus on the basics as well as use cases, caveats, and best practices. Read on to learn more!
A great new addition to Log Insight 3.3 is the introduction of a query API. While the initial documentation for the feature has not been posted yet, it is in progress and should be available soon. In the meantime, I have included the latest information so you can start leveraging the API today. Read on to learn more!
Log Insight 3.3 introduced an authentication API. In this post I would like to discuss what it, why do you need it, and how do you use it. Read on to learn more!
Log Insight 3.3 brings some new features to the Log Insight agent. In this post I would like to cover the improvements. Read on to learn more!
Recently I talked about the new webhook feature in Log Insight 3.3. One thing I mentioned in that post is that without native support, you need to write shims to translate events into a format that the remote destination understands. In this post, I will demonstrate a sample shim as well as provide the code so you can play with it yourself. Read on to learn more!
In this post, I would like to drill into the new webhook alert option available in Log Insight 3.3. Read on to learn more!
A major announcement with Log Insight 3.3 is that everyone with a supported vCenter Server Standard, Enterprise, or Enterprise Plus license gets an edition of Log Insight for free. If you own vCenter Server you should definitely take a look at Log Insight now that you are entitled to it. I would talk about everything you need to know on my blog, but I helped co-write the Log Insight for vCenter Server FAQ. Note the FAQ went live on February 10, nearly a month before the GA of Log Insight 3.3. It has received a major overhaul as of yesterday (2016-03-21) so even if you have seen this post in the past, please read it again from top to bottom.
I will reiterate some of the most important pieces here:
- If you have a vCenter Server 6.0 Standard, Enterprise, or Enterprise Plus license then Log Insight 3.3 will accept it to enabled Log Insight for vCenter Server edition.
- If you have a vCenter Server 5.0, 5.1, or 5.5 Standard, Enterprise, or Enterprise Plus license then on the vSphere download page you will see a link to Log Insight — the read more link for the Log Insight virtual appliance contains a key that can be used — Log Insight 3.3 will NOT accept keys from vCenter Server 5.x.
- Only one Log Insight for vCenter Server key can be applied per Log Insight instance and it must be the first license added (e.g. before evaluation license) — you cannot downgrade to Log Insight for vCenter Server edition.
- Log Insight for vCenter Server limits you to a standalone Log Insight node (no clustering/VIP), one vSphere integration (no auto configuration of ESXi), VMware product content packs (based on namespace not author), and disabled enterprise features including event forwarding, archiving, and SSL.
- The Log Insight for vCenter Server license entitles you to 25 OSI, which can be used for any device logging whether physical or virtual, application or OS, etc.
- If a standard license is added to a Log Insight instance with an existing vCenter Server license then the vCenter Server license is converted to a standard license as well (i.e. you get 25 OSI of standard for free with the purchase of any standard license).