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vSphere ESXi 5 and Remote Syslog: Make Sure You Patch/Update

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By Jon Herlocker One of the many substantial changes between VMware vSphere ESXi 4 and ESX5 was a rewrite of the syslog services, and the addition of features like support for TCP and SSL when sending logs to a remote target. However, the initial release of remote syslog support in ESX 5.0 had some significant Read more...

Log Insight Survey Launched! We’d like your opinion.

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Please give us 10 minutes of your day for some feedback about your Log Management needs. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XQC6K3P You may have already given Log Insight a shot, or you may be waiting in the wings for a particular feature before you make the leap. Either way, we’d like to learn from you to help direct our Read more...

Log Insight Data Retention

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We get questions on various topics from time to time on Log Insight. Many of the questions recently have been about data retention. The following comes from a discussion between a customer and Log Insight expert and engineering lead Jon Herlocker: (used with permssion) Read more...

Syslog Agents on Windows

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(Editor’s Note: VMware’s Steve Flanders has written a decent piece on how to turn Windows Events into Syslog Events. Below is a repost of the content from his outside blog). In order to send events from a Windows device to a remote syslog server like Log Insight, you need a syslog agent. Windows does not Read more...

Log Insight as a Bridge To The Future

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The science fiction author William Gibson wrote “The future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed.” And so it is with Cloud Management. There are leading-edge companies, that are doing amazing things with cloud computing, software defined networking and the delivery of applications. There are also companies that view virtualization in all its forms Read more...

The VMware vCenter Log Insight 1.5 Public Beta is Now Live!

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The vCenter Log Insight 1.5 public beta is now available. To get involved with the beta you will need to the following: Register for our Technical Preview Community You will receive an email with instructions on how to download the Public Beta once your account has been processed. This release has a number of improvements: Read more...

VMWorld Barcelona Preview: vCenter Log Insight

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Next week, we see the arrival of VMworld Europe in Barcelona. For those of us who work on management products, it will be a big week. (But you have to stay tuned for why). That said, we will have several sessions which will introduce vCenter Log Insight, as well as troll the depths of its architecture. Read more...