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Month: February 2015

Log Insight 2.5: Role-Based Access Control

Log Insight has always been able to handle all the events within your environment, but now that it has Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) you can use a single instance to handle all roles within your organization. In this post, I will cover the new RBAC functionality and all the best practices.
UPDATE: This feature was introduced in LI 2.5 and the functionality remains the same in LI 3.0 and 3.3.
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ESXi Remote Syslog – It's All or Nothing

I frequently get questions around how to forward only certain log files from ESXi or how to collect a log file that is missing. I get the question so frequently that it warrants a quick post. The title of this post says it all – it’s all or nothing. If you configure remote syslog on ESXi then you will get all configured logs files from ESXi. There is no supported way today to customize what logs files are stored locally versus sent remotely. The only customization that you can make is what severity logs messages are forwarded to the remote syslog destinations by changing log verbosity, however this is not recommended (read here for more information).
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