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VMware Integrated OpenStack Video Series: OpenStack Log Analysis with vRealize Log Insight

OpenStack is a great Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform, but what happens when components in the control plane don’t act the way we expect them to? Well, OpenStack is capable of generating a significant amount of syslog messages to assist you with troubleshooting. How do we make sense of them all? Consider VMware vRealize Log Insight!

The vRealize team partnered with the experts in-house who operate our OpenStack development cloud to classify log messages according to each control plane component. The end product of that work is a free Content Pack for Log Insight that automatically adds OpenStack intelligence to the solution.

My colleague, Yogita Patil, shared a great blog post about the content pack. So, I won’t go into as much detail as she did. Instead, I’ll share the following video that provides a walkthrough of using VMware vRealize Log Insight for OpenStack control plane analysis.


Stay tuned for the next installment covering cloud cost analysis with VMware vRealize Business! In the meantime, you can learn more on the VMware Product Walkthrough site and on the VMware Integrated OpenStack product page.

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Trevor Roberts Jr.

About Trevor Roberts Jr.

Trevor Roberts, Jr. is the Senior Technical Marketing Manager for OpenStack at VMware and the lead author of the VMware Press title, “DevOps for VMware Administrators". He enjoys speaking to customers and partners about the benefits of using OpenStack with VMware technologies. In his spare time, Trevor shares his insights on data center technologies via the VMware Blogs and on Twitter (@VMTrooper). His contributions to the IT community have garnered recognition by his designation as a VMware vExpert, Cisco Data Center Champion, and EMC Elect.

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