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Splunking with VMware and syslog on Linux

Jan 09, 2008, 07:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Kutz)

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"Splunk is a popular Linux web application that gives IT administrators a birds-eye view of their log files, or more appropriately, a bees-eye view. Not only will it index and chart log file events in a beautifully rendered web format, but it also allows administrators to share their logging information with each other; like the compound eyeball of a bug that renders thousands of images, the multiplicity of Splunk's intuitive database of log file events helps identify problems in a system that are evident in the log file.

"You can find ways to get VMware logs into Splunk but up until now, getting VirtualCenter (VC) tasks and events into Splunk has been difficult..."

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