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Month: September 2014

Log Insight Alerts: Email and Returned Results

One of the options for enabling user alerts is to send an email. The format of the message is standard across all thresholds, however the way in which data returned is different. The difference is important depending on how much information you want to be contained in the email versus available in Log Insight. I would like to walk through the email format as well as the different ways in which the data can be returned.

Log Insight Agent: Windows Configurations for Common Applications

In my previous post, I discussed how to build Log Insight Windows agent configuration sections for monitoring log files, in this post I would like to provide some additional sample configurations for common Microsoft and VMware applications. I will be updating this post over time so be sure to check back from time to time!

Log Insight Agent: Building a Configuration for Product X

A covered how to configure the free Log Insight Windows agent when the Log Insight 2.0 beta was released. Since the agent’s announcement, the demand for the agent and the appropriate configuration has increased daily. The most common request I have received to date is, “how do I monitor logs for product X using the Log Insight Windows agent?” In this post, I would like to take a deeper look at the filelog configuration option of the agent and how to approach building configuration sections.