Log Insight: Configuration APIs

A few months back, I blogged about Log Insight GET configuration APIs. At the time, my goal was to provide a set of BASH functions that could be used to call Log Insight APIs and also to provide some minimum documentation on the Tech Preview configuration APIs in Log Insight 3.6. For one of my vBrownBag sessions at VMworld, I updated these functions and included some POST configuration APIs as well. Read on to learn more!

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Log Insight 3.6: Official API Documentation!

I am happy to announce that official API documentation has been released and is available on both the Log Insight 3.3 and Log Insight 3.6 documentation landing pages!

Log Insight has always featured ingestion API documentation in the official product documentation. In Log Insight 3.3, a supported authentication and query API were made available in addition to a tech preview version of other administrative configuration APIs. The problem was the official product documentation did not include these new APIs. I posted an article on my blog as well as the VMware management blog, but the question remained when would official documentation be released? Well wonder no more. The reason for the delay? Standardizing on a new format for all Log Insight API documentation. The initial work is done and all supported APIs are fully documented. The tech preview APIs are not listed at this time. Please take a look and let us know what you think.

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Log Insight Query API: Use Cases, Basics, Caveats, and Best Practices

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!

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