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!
Log Insight 4.3 introduces some more supported APIs. In this post, I would like to cover what they are and how they work. Read on to learn more!
One question I get asked from time to time is why Log Insight has a syslog drop system notification, but it does not have an API drop system notification. In this post, I will explain the difference. Read on to learn more!
Log Insight 4.0 includes more supported APIs. Read on to learn more!
While you will not see the error in the title of this blog post in the Log Insight UI, you may see it when issuing API calls to Log Insight and may also see it in the Log Insight runtime.log. What is it, what does it mean, and how do you fix it? Read on to learn more!
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!
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.
You may recall that I stated that a Tech Preview of configuration APIs was made available in Log Insight 3.3. I have been asked on more than one occasion where the documentation for the configuration APIs reside. Unfortunately, the documentation has not been published yet so I figured I would provide some information to get you started. 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!