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Deploying vRealize Log Insight (vRLI) via API

Deploying vRealize Log Insight (vRLI) via API

I’ve finally gotten around to upgrading the vRLI Configuration Management and Audit Tool to handle the full deployment process as well as clustering! Let’s take it for a spin to see what the new features allow us to do! 1. First we need to deploy the vRLI VMs from OVA that can be downloaded from my.vmware.com. Once they have been fully booted and you see them serving the following webpage we can start. You can close your browser at this…

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Getting Fancy with Log Insight Alerting (aka. Monitoring DHCP pools via logs)

Getting Fancy with Log Insight Alerting (aka. Monitoring DHCP pools via logs)

Recently, I was asked about monitoring Microsoft DHCP IP Address Pools using Log Insight to alert when the pool was exhausted and DHCP requests were failing. There are a couple ways to do this, but I’d like to cover two as a demonstration of getting a bit fancy with your alert queries and it paying off big time! First off, Microsoft DHCP Servers write their events to a log file – at the end of the day…. so we can…

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vCloud Director Logging

vCloud Director Logging

I was recently asked how to go about configuring the Log Insight Agent with VMware vCloud Director and thought that I would take the time to document it here for anyone else who is interested. Logging in vCD is normally handled by log4j and configured by $VCLOUD_HOME/etc/log4j.properties.with the official KB located here. You should either use log4j OR the Log Insight Agent, but not both or you will have event duplication. Log4j ConfigurationFirst a quick overview of the log4j configuration.1….

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Log Insight Configuration API Audit and Standalone Remediation Tool – Updated!

Log Insight Configuration API Audit and Standalone Remediation Tool – Updated!

For those of you who are interested I have updated the API based audit and remediation tool with a couple new features. After all, what is the use of automation if it isn’t user friendly? 1. Better error handling of remediation errors: In the past you would just get a message to the effect of “Something went wrong” but now the tool will pass the HTTP status code and Error Details from the Log Insight Server’s response to your remediation request….

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Log Insight Configuration APIs

Log Insight Configuration APIs

For those of you who have followed my blog you will know that I deal with Log Insight quite a bit in our production environments. Because of this I was excited that in the latest release of Log Insight 3.3 there are several new Configuration API’s released under Tech Preview status. That said, the documentation around these APIs is very difficult to nail down. The exciting part is that I’ve just uploaded a new and unofficial standalone audit and remediation…

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Log Insight Content Pack for vCD

Log Insight Content Pack for vCD

Hey all,I just released the official GA version of the vCD 5.5 Log Insight Content Pack which is now available on the VMware Solutions Exchange at https://solutionexchange.vmware.com/store/products/vcd-log-insight-content-pack#.U77ZHPldV8E. Take a look and let me know of any changes that you think would be helpful to you.

Cloud Content Pack (vCD) for Log Insight

Cloud Content Pack (vCD) for Log Insight

For those of you out there who use VMware vCloud Director and Log Insight you may be interested in a content pack that we have built for use by the OneCloud team to help make our cloud run smoother and to give us a ton of (wait for it) Insight into our environment. It’s been a work in progress for about 9 months off and on but has served us very well. I hope that it serves you just as…

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